...To my ancestors who served in the Spanish-American War and the War Between the States.
...To my uncle who served in WWII...with the group of men on Normandy Beach. The uncle who came home with holes in his back spaced like he had been jabbed with a pitch fork.
...To my uncle for his stint in the USN.
...To my cousin for serving aboard the USS Ponchatoula during the Viet Nam "conflict."
...To my husband for his stint in the USAF. Thank you for coming home. Thank you...
...Those whose family cry beside your grave. ...Those of you whose families have no graveside to visit.
Thank you... ...To Sgt. Joshua A. Tomlinson... of Minden Louisiana. Who did not come home to his family but was buried Saturday afternoon. To his comrades in arms who served before him, with him, and after him.
...To every active personnel and veteran of every branch of the military of the United States of America.
...To the family members of those veterans. They serve our country by loaning us their fathers, brothers, sons, grandsons...and now their mothers, sisters, daughters, and grand daughters. I humbly and prayerfully thank you.
God bless each of you.