To Our Afghanistan Veterans
My friend, a veteran, received this from the VA today and asked for people to share it.
God love our vets. Your service matters, it matters to all of us, it matters to our freedoms.
To those who served in Afghanistan particularly: the headlines are about the execs, the unaccountable decision makers — it was because of you that my son, sixth-months-old on 9/11 — now my sons — and so many other children were able to grow up these past 20 years and have wonderful childhoods without terror levels and terror threats. Because of your sacrifices bad people who wanted to exact further horrors on the United States weren’t able to make it here to do so. You kept them confined there. You kept the monsters at bay.
Thank you. Thank you for purchasing that normalcy for our children, for all of us, and for millions of others.
You have a nation’s grateful heart.
Let’s all check in on our friends and family who are veterans. That this was sent out, coupled with the discussions I’ve seen online, shows me they really need it — and for those serving there and those preparing to go there, we are praying for your protection and your mental peace. Thank you.