I say thank you.
I am daily reminded of your sacrifice and the lives you led without the luxury of technology, cell phones, and skype. You did it without great equipment or pay.
You did it knowing that many of you would not return home. You left knowing you would only be writing letters that would reach home after a month's journey.
Your children did not always know you when you returned. Parts of your life had moved on and still you served. Many will never fully understand all your sacrfices and that is okay.
So thank you from those of us who do understand in part. I know this not why you served but still we are grateful.