This was on a banner at the entrance to the Indiana War Memorials Musuem, in Indianapolis. We were there on Sunday for Adam's graduation from his OCS class (which I'll talk about later).
This banner made me stop and ponder for a bit because it really sums up what, I think, being in the military means to a lot of these men and women.
They do something most of us could never do by serving in the armed forces, they sacrifice family, security and a lot of other things on the off chance that they will get to help someone just "be better".
As you walk through the musuem it starts at the beginning of our country basically and follows the conflicts up till the present day war in Iraq.
Several of the displays are about individuals in the armed forces who made a significant impact (most gave their lives) to the country and sometimes even world. And these are just people from Indiana.
It also made me question what I am doing to help others better their current situations. Is it everything I can bed? Is there something more?
This quote just hit me in such a way that I wanted to share it with you guys and I hope you can find some kind of special meaning in it too.