Soldierly Sacrifices

To be a soldier in the United States Army is no easy task. Men and women sacrifice their own lives and leave behind their friends and family to fight for the freedom of their country. Although honoring American veterans and current soldiers will never be equal to the work they do for us, it’s important to do so.

The Heroes Wall in Biddeford, Maine does an amazing job of portraying the stories and experiences of many army veterans. We can read about their sacrifices and their contributions and how many people they touched all the while fighting in a war. Symbolizing all the things American veterans and soldiers leave behind to fight so that we don’t have to, The Heroes Wall is important to our community. It represents their hardships and amazing efforts in ways that words can’t show; The Heroes Wall represents my gratitude and your gratitude that we have for the people who fight for our country.

There was one story in particular that I found to be very touching. A soldier who would’ve completely missed the birth of his daughter if it weren’t for the power of technology and the kindness of the pilot who delayed his flight. It’s moments like these, when a soldier misses the birth of a child or their child’s dance recital, that remind us how lucky and how grateful we are to have people who are willing to risk their lives in order to guarantee our freedom and our safety.

Thank you American veterans, soldiers, and anyone in between for fighting for our country. Thank you for making difficult sacrifices that put your life at risk so my family and I can live in a safe place and go to sleep without fear. Thank you.

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