I know many veterans... From my brief time in service. Through friendships new and old. Within my own family. Some fought with weapons. Others battled paperwork, politics, hardships, and attitudes. Like the Air Force pilot here (LTC Wilcox after a tour in Afghanistan), we were separated from our families, followed orders (good and bad), and tried our best to serve our country. Yet we were so happy to return to the people we loved--the reason we did it.
Today, I would like to send a special thanks to my sister Rebecca, father Charles, and brother James!