GUEST POST BY SARAH DAHLKE
I can't imagine what it's like to go to war. I can't imagine the impact it can have on a person; mentally, physically, etc. I can't imagine what it would be like to be 19 and stare death in the face every single moment of every single day and ultimately pay the highest price. These men were not only true patriots, they were selfless, courageous, willing to give up everything for the sake of our great nation... true heroes!! Most of them I'll never know... most of them I'll never be able to thank and indeed my thanks is absolutely nothing in comparison!
They went for our country, they died for their brothers, and now we live free and prosperous only because they were willing to shed their blood in defense of our great nation and the ideals she stands for! The freedoms we enjoy are set upon a foundation that is soaked in the blood of every man and women that has given their life in defense of them... Without these heroes, our world would be a much different place.
Our thanks will never be enough... but it's our duty and our privilege to ensure their great sacrifice never fades from memory.