|EDCOUCH, April 23: Here's to my Band of Brothers.
Band of Brothers
You may have served in Combat or in non-combat.
You may have retired out or you may have served for a short time.
You may have been a draftee, reservist, national guardsman or a regular.
You may have served in the Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or the Merchant Marines,
But you served. You did your job honorably and for that I am proud to call you Brother.
You may have served during Korea, WW II, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq or Afghanistan.
But you served, you did not run.
You have a DD 214 with those words "Honorably Discharged," two of the most noble words in the world.
Again I am proud to know each and every one of you.
Today is Band of Brothers' Day.
Send this to all your brothers, fathers, sons and fellow veterans you know.
Happy Brothers' Day!
To the cool men that have touched my life: Here's to you!!
I was never a hero, but I am thankful and proud to have served among them.
A real Brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.
Josemaria Vasquez is state commander of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia American GI Forum Organization of Texas.