A few years ago, my good friend Triple’s husband was sent to Iraq with the Army National Guard. I’m not sure I really breathed the whole time he was gone, so I’m not sure how she managed it.

He came home safely. And he came home a hero.

I didn’t have a blog back then, or believe you me, I’d have told you all about it. So I’m telling you today: My friend Cory served our country, and he is a hero. Thank you, Cory, from the bottom of my heart.

And thank you to all the men and women who serve, and everyone who waits for them at home. When I think about the sacrifices that are made every day, well, I just can’t get over it. And really, I shouldn’t get over it. Our armed forces and their families are incredible, and I’m so very thankful for what they do.
Which explains why I tear up every time I hear those words (“If tomorrow all the things were gone, I’d worked for all my life. And I had to start again, with just my children and my wife . . .”).

Indeed, Lee Greenwood, God bless the USA. And happy 4th of July!

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