This photo is from a gorgeous memorial in Boston honoring the US Soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Today, 269 days ’til 40, I am thankful for the men and women who serve in the armed forces. Even when I do not necessarily agree with the decisions the US government makes regarding the conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, I have tremendous respect for the men and women who have dedicated themselves to serve our country. They are brave, they are heroes. Nothing more needs to be said.