From the John Douglass for Congress campaign:
This morning I decided to take the day off from politics to reflect on what's most important – faith, family and freedom. So many men and women in uniform have sacrificed so much in honor of those whose lives were taken when our nation came under attack. The sacrifice of these young Americans is often out of sight, but it is very, very, real.
Today, I think of those who never come home, as well as those who come home forever changed by their experience. Several weeks back I met a young Marine at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was struggling to walk again on his new artificial legs. Now, as we welcome home so many others just like him, I hope all of us will take a moment to consider how we can better serve them as well as they serve us.
These young men and women remind me of an older generation who went with me to South East Asia and Vietnam. While the threats we face continue to change, our nation remains safe because of the courage of our military, first responders and everyone else who takes action to help a fellow American.
To all of our heroes and their families, thank you and God bless you.