My dad's in the National Guard. He's been deployed to Afghanistan twice, once when I was 7-8 and once when I was 12-13. Memorial Day is to honor troops, who have given their lives and who are still living and give their time, and I want to say thank you to those troops. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you, military families, for sacrificing time with your husband, wife, father, or mother. I know how tough that is.
I'd also like to say thank-you to those who support the troops and the military families. Your support means a lot. It's hard to get through something like that, but it's a bit easier when others come up beside you and hold your hand and run through it with you. So thanks.