As we near memorial day, I finally got the chance to watch American Sniper. What an amazing film, what a powerful look at an incredible man.

I may have done some “time on the wall” but I understand the difference between those of us who spent our military service in peace and those who spent theirs under the guns of our enemies.

To any of you reading this – and I hope some of you are – I want you to know that you are appreciated. That at least some of us are aware that our every safe moment is paid for by the vigilance and blood of others.

If I ever have the chance to somehow return that favor, reach out.