If you have a minute, I urge you to read A Soldier’s Request.
As we approach Remembrance Day this week, I would like to thank my family for the support that they have provided to me throughout my endeavours as a soldier. I know that it is from family that soldiers draw their strength to be able to do what it is that soldiers do. I have been blessed with a wonderful family. A mother who told me that I could do whatever I put my heart into, a sister who would most likely have deployed in my ruck sac to Afghanistan and fought beside me had it been possible, an extended step family who has shown me more love than I can even contain into words, grandparents who have provided an example of the strength of character a soldier aspires to, and friends who have truly stuck by me through thick and thin.
Like Sgt Wadleigh, I encourage you this Remembrance Day to remember the families of soldiers who did not return home.