I'll never know what it feels like to walk away with such pride, despite how much it hurts.
I'll never know the fear or the rush of combat.
I'll never know, nor have to find out, because our nation is blessed with brave men and women who are willing to sacrifice their lives so that the rest of us won't ever have to know how it feels.
I do know, though, how to love my Soldier.
And I do know, that without our Veterans, our lives as Americans would not be what they are.
Thank you, Veterans, past and present, for your endless sacrifice. You are the face of a True American.