They are our sons and daughters. Our brothers and sisters.
Our husbands. Our wives.
They are our friends. Our neighbors.
Our colleagues. Our classmates.
Far from home. On weekends and holidays. In the middle of the night. Missing their families and friends. Away from home on their wife's birthday. Their father's retirement party. Their best friend's wedding. Their sister's prom. Their parents anniversary. Their Family Reunion. Their brother's High School Graduation. The birth of their baby.
They are American Soldiers. Away from home. Accomplishing what the rest of us cannot do. Doing what needs to be done. Let's praise them and thank them. Support them and pray for them. For their families. For America.
A special thank you to the reporters who stop to photograph our American Soldiers doing the things that remind us who they really are. All the things that make our soldiers so special to begin with.