For those who have served or are serving now --
You all have given some . . . . and some have given their all.
And all to often, those of us back here at home only remember what has been given only twice a year - Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. Living here in Texas near Fort Hood, I am reminded every day. I see it in the physical and mental scars carried by the soldiers I come in contact with every day in Wal-Mart or HEB (grocery store).
It takes someone very special to leave the safety of hearth and home, leave families behind, and sometimes families that are still on the way. All too often, women deliver children into the world knowing that their son or daughter will never know their daddy who had just been killed in the line of duty. They give up holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and a whole lot more. Sometimes they get to watch their children being born or watch them walk across the stage for high school graduation. (The military is real big on video teleconferencing family type events.)
So I think we need to keep our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in daily prayers and not forget about them except for the two days of the year that we set aside for them.
Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now.