I never met you, but someone did.
I never knew your valor, your fear, your wounds, or your struggle, but someone did.
I never knew your life, or even of your death, but someone did.
Someone knew you, someone cared, someone missed you when war ripped you from their arms of connection.
I don’t know how to honor your life this Memorial Day, but someone does. And I know you are deep in their hearts full of love, and perhaps still in their hearts mourning the loss of your presence.
So thank you for giving up your life when my country asked you to step into the Warrior’s Role and you met that challenge with everything you had.