I checked the mail today, and received something to hang on the wall. First, a photo taken of a young soldier and his dog, taking a break from the rigors of war. Second, a message that the young man and his dog had given the highest price, keeping their comrades, and this nation, safe from those who would harm us. CGO and I found two frames, and worked at getting these gifts in the right place. Afterward, I sat by myself, and thought about this pair of heroes, and the other heroes I had known, and let the tears flow for those who gave all. Some people worship athletes, and others worship, or idolize those who have gotten sinfully rich. Those folks can't hold a candle to my heroes, the very people who gave their lives, so the protected can do as they please. I pray that everyone, for just a moment, takes time from their busy holiday schedule, to remember, and thank those heroes who give us the freedom to be AMERICA. If possible, I'll add some photos that CGO took of the additions.