Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each brave soldier who died protecting it.
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Thank you, Dane, whom I never had the pleasure of meeting, but was moved by your story of bravery and selfishlessness.
The love and honor your family and friends have for you is abundantly evident in the pictures and memorials created to let your legacy live on.
Thank you, Dane, for your service and the honor each man and woman in uniform can show us!