I stole this one but here it is
This pretty much explains how i feel. A civilian asked his veteran friend "Why did you call that stranger a brother, when you don't even know who he is?" Fair question...Here was his reply. "See that uniform he is wearing? He serves in the United States military. That, in itself, makes us brothers. Don't care where he is from, what color he is, who he voted for, or even who he prays too. He is still my brother, because he chose to put himself second, and his country first. For all I know, he has walked where I have walked, left sweat where I left sweat, and left drops of blood, where I did too..And that too, makes us brothers. From the time he raised his right hand, and signed on the dotted line, until time no longer exists, he will forever be my brother. Same with the women that served. They will forever be my sisters. They have my back, and I have theirs." The civilian friend stated, "wow, I never looked at it or even thought about it like that. That's awesome." "Does every Vet feel like you do?" "Yes they do...We are family, first and foremost. Forever Family..." Thank you all for being my family, and being there for your brothers and sisters when they needed you.