troop letter: extremely austere
January 02, 2012
I’m not going to say that although many speak of service to country, only those who wear the uniform and go in harms way do the heavy lifting--for you already know that
Dear Mr. Williams,
Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to play golf with one of your volunteers, Mr. Kulczycke (Ski!) during a short vacation home from Afghanistan. My wife, Valerie, had mentioned that Ski was involved in volunteer work. As Ski and I chatted, I asked what type of activity he was working in. It was then that he gave me your card.
My only purpose in this note is to thank you and each of your volunteers for your efforts to support the brave soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who perform magnificently each day under
extremely austere and trying circumstances and to let you know your efforts are appreciated more than you will ever know. I’m not going to mention that they represent the very best our country has to offer--for you already know that. I’m not going to say that those who serve represent the last, best hope for the future of our country--for you already know that. I’m not going to say that although many speak of service to country, only those who wear the uniform and go in harms way do the heavy lifting--for you already know that. Instead, allow me, on their behalf, to simply say a heartfelt thank you for your support. You will never know just how much these fine warriors appreciate being remembered. May God bless you, each of your volunteers, our troops and our country.