Parents lost children, children lost parents, loved ones dying on foreign lands in order to free people of other nations and defend our own.
I am small, I am selfish and I am unworthy. But most intensely, I am grateful to all that I live in a country of peace and prosperity where there are STILL people who are willing to sacrifice their lives in service of our nation.
Thank you, dear Americans, and to my loved ones in particular, for making that profound choice. I will always be in awe of your courage to follow through.
Sigmund Kopec, KIA, WWII
J. Scott Holley