I love you.

It's hard to put into words how much I appreciate not only what you do on a daily basis, but what you've done. You love your family, your country, and God with all your heart, and for that I'm thankful.

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You were willing to put your life on the line for our country before you were even able to buy a beer. You CHOSE to become a soldier and fight for strangers alongside other courageous men who became your brothers, and for that I am thankful.

You saw things no one should ever have to in a foreign country because your love for this country and what it represents overflows in your heart; and for that, I am thankful.

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A part of your heart and soul will always be on those rocky mountains of Afghanistan, and those you served with-and lost-will always have your heart and soul; and for that, I am thankful.

Although it wasn't easy, you opened up about your daily struggles, and trusted me with your feelings and thoughts; and for that I am thankful.

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You, like many other veterans, would not even think twice to be back on those mountains and on those front lines because you believe that's where you're meant to be; for that, I am thankful.

You've served this country with your brothers, and now I'm honored to see you continue to serve others every day as your wife. I love you. Thank you.