Thank you, veterans.

A Sailor sits with Nicaraguan youths during a break. Happily, not all missions are war. I took this picture while an embedded reporter on the USS Kearsarge while it was on a humanitarian mission to Central and South America, Operation Continuing Promise, in August 2008 “Greater love hath no man than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.” Two days out of the year we set aside... More

Thank you, veterans.

Marine Corps birthday yesterday, Veterans Day today. If they are able to accept our thanks today veterans did not make the final sacrifice of their lives in defense of our freedoms, but while “some gave all, all gave some.”  Each veteran was altered by their service, physically and emotionally. Each gave something of himself that he couldn’t get back. It is for that self gift th... More

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