To the men and women who have left their families and friends behind to serve in the armed forces, whether stateside or on foreign soil, thank you.
Today is Veterans’ Day, a day that all Americans should feel blessed to have been blanketed in the stars and stripes that is not just a flag. That flag represents each veteran who ever defended this country.
As the flag hangs at half mast to honor another fallen soldier, and as it billows and waves in a form of salute, take pride in a nation that can freely honor its veterans.
Today, and every day, thank a soldier for the freedoms that you have and remember those who gave their lives on the battlefields.
Sgt. Daniel Wallace was killed two years ago as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served with the Cynthiana National Guard unit. Last week, Staff Sgt. Jordan Emrick, whose family only recently moved to Harrison County, was killed in Afghanistan.
There are also the names of soldiers killed in the line of duty listed on monuments at the courthouse.
These young men gave their all... their last breath.
It is small, but it is sincere: Thank you.