Sometimes it’s hard to think of my brother as an Army Airborne Ranger, I only saw him in uniform once. I was in college and he was stationed in Italy. It was during a time of peace. (I was glad.)  Years later he left the Army due to injury and returned to the United States. For me it was like he’d never been gone, but not for him, because soon after his return, my brother began losing friends and soldiers in Operation Desert Storm.

Take a moment today to remember and honor the men and women that died serving our country, as well as those who continue to keep our country safe.

WRITING PROMPT: Write about someone you know that served or is serving in the Armed Forces.