CARPE DIEM, seize the day! Never forget this day, live by it; and always be prepared as best you can for whatever may come next; that way you will be able to make the most of any day when it comes, whatever it may bring.
They shall not be forgotten, at least in my lifetime: not they who perished, they who were wounded, they who fought so valiantly, they who responded with superhuman effort and care, not any of them. They will always remain in my thoughts, as will their families and loved ones. There is a special place in memory for them each and everyone of them even though I will never have known most of them.
As for the others, they will not be forgotten either. They are in my mind each and every day. They are the enemy, and maybe I hope beyond reasonable hope, but I hope to one day be able to do my part to bring at least one of them down. Carpe Diem.
All the best,
Welcome Home, Soldier.
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