I did not know you, but, I know who you are.

You are the brave soul that stands behind that bright shining start.

You are the one who keeps me safe at night.
You are the one who stands tall to honor what’s right.

You kiss your spouse and kids each day.
Then head out to uncertainty while they stay home to pray.

You walk into danger and guide the lost.
You put others first, and yourself last at all costs.

Tireless nights and long hard days,
You serve and protect in so many ways.

I cannot pretend to understand what drives you to do this.
I just know that without you, the world would be a miss.

I thank you for all that you do,
as you serve as an Officer behind a shiny star honoring the laws of the Red, White and Blue.

Thank you for your service.