From my great great grandfather
during the Spanish American War,
to my father
and my son
there is a tradition of the men in our family
serving our country
in the military.
As most of you know,
this is not something
I wanted my son to do.
I can't imagine that ANY mother ever wanted
her child to be in harms way,
in ANY generation.
Yet I acknowledge that we owe all who have served
a tremendous debt of gratitude.
remember the men who served -
and all the family members with a myriad of feelings as they did.
I suspect they loved and worried about them
every day they were in uniform.