I recently heard Martha Raddatz state, that in the United States, only 1% of the population serve in the military.
To my brothers and sisters in arms, my fellow veterans, those who remain in the guard and reserves and those on the front lines serving on active duty ---
We belong to an exclusive club. One to which very few will ever feel our pride or completely know our feeling of loss when a "stranger" falls in battle. Very few will ever understand our bond and the unwavering truth that to one another, we are never completely unknown.