I don’t know where they get the courage, the bravery, the willingness to sacrifice their own lives for the well-being of others on such a grand scale. Not just a few men and women, but thousands of them.
Superheroes. Not found on the pages of comic books or on the big screen of movie theaters. They are mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, just like you and me. Yet, instead of a cape, they put on a uniform, leaving the homes and families they love because they love them so much.
In a world where athletes and celebrities gain the bulk of our attention, there is no denying the importance of these men and women. They deserve our honor; they deserve our respect; and they deserve our attention that too often goes lacking.
Why be consumed with self while so many others are putting us before themselves? I hope we can be reminded of this lesson from our armed forces today: It is better to give than to receive. And on the days we feel low and unloved, these men and women teach us that our lives are worth fighting for.
Salute the Troops,