A letter to the mothers of our service membersRead the rest
by Luke Larson - May. 8, 2010 12:00 AM
Special for the Republic
On this Mother's Day, millions of heartfelt letters will be sent. When opened, they will reveal great appreciation for all of the sacrifices mothers endure for their children. There will be one set of mothers who desperately would love a letter, although their mailboxes may have the highest chance of remaining empty.
Not receiving the letter will be the least of these mothers' worries: They are the mothers of the 180,000 service members presently in Iraq and Afghanistan. This group of mothers would gladly forfeit the letter to know that their grown children are safe.
Of course, some in uniform overseas will get out timely well-penned notes to their mothers, but the majority are likely so focused on their mission that they will be late or miss the day entirely.
Now if you'll excuse me, there's something in my eye...