My dear sweet Dane,
I wanted to say thank you...for being such an AWESOME kid--my love, my sweetness, my heart. Thank you for always making me so very proud. It's been 6 years, and the pain is still very raw for me, and although some days, I simply shake my head in total disbelief, many days, I just sit there and cry for you. I want to thank you for your service. So many vets don't get recognized for their service. Some people have actually gone as far as to say, that Veteran's Day is simply another day--Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
I honor you for YOUR Ultimate Sacrifice. Many people don't even realize that freedom does not come without a price. At one time or another, we've all taken for granted all the freedoms that we enjoy in this country, but it wasn't until I lost you did I truly realize that those freedoms were earned by YOU and others like YOU! Son, I salute YOU today and everyday!
I ask that you continue to watch over all of us. Wait for me Dane...I'll see you on the high-side.
I miss you, love you and I am so PROUD of YOU!