This past weekend presented an annual opportunity to witness some very moving tributes to the individuals who serve our country in the armed forces. These brave individuals make many sacrifices for the honor of protecting our freedom.
Behind every soldier, man or woman, is a family of husbands or wives, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. These individuals make sacrifices too - spending months that turn into years away from their loved one - hopeful that they will one day return home safely.
I am honored to say that two lifelong friends, (both Saline HS graduates of 1985) are both Marines who have and are serving our country. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Tim and Doug and say a short prayer thanking God for their service and asking that He protect them while they serve. To Tim and Doug and their families - Edie, M1 & M2, Doug, Penny, JJ and Douglas, Lee, Luana and Darren I say thank you. Know always that you are appreciated!