There are no words that seem adequate.
When you read stories link this. (HT: www.Blackfive.net)
Or meet people like this.
Or listen to folks like these.
Or when you understand how true this statement is...
Or, keeping it really pithy, when you realize that (HT: www.MudvilleGazette.com):
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
"Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell...you can only resolve to make sure that they never doubt your support.
Sending out endless gratitude to those who've served.