This is my son...
I don't apologize for his not being in the Forces; he is called to serve the world in a different way -- with humour, pathos, and compassion in the roles he takes in theatre. He is and will continue to be a blessing.
May he and others his age serving our country, our world outside combat know and appreciate the peace their parents and grandparents won for them in the World Wars.
May they appreciate the work our soldiers today are doing to circumvent yet another World War.
May that history never be repeated.
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with each and every one of us.