Our last stop was to area 60, which is where the majority of OIF and OEF KIA are buried. Coming to this part of the cemetery made me feel like I was stepping out of a history book and into reality. There were grieving young widows laying next to their loved one's graves. Floral and other arrangements and pictures of service members adorned the headstones. Seeing such young birth years. (1990s) with death dates seems so unfair and wrong. It truly broke my heart, but I was so thankful to be able to pay my respects and say a prayer for these American heroes. So many people in our society fail to recognize the sacrifices that these people made. I feel very special to be part of the military family, and to be constantly reminded that nothing is guaranteed in life.
I am so proud to be an American. I am greatful to the selfless sacrifices made by my fellow Americans in order to make the US the greatest nation of all.