A young boy salutes.
A girl runs to hug her mother.
Their tears, cleansing.
A nation says thanks you.
What is the ROI for sacrifice?
What is the measure of a woman or man
Who rushes headlong into danger
Fighting for justice, for the present, for generations to come.
A nation says thank you.
Two words which carry the hopes of millions.
The choices which you made are inconceivable to a civilian 9-5.
We honor you.
We remember those who have fallen.
We, with utmost certainty, proclaim from our youth to our elderly.
We will remember you, always.