A Tribute to My Hero

This Memorial Day, I’d like to take the opportunity to tell you about my hero.

Srgt. Cody Light

Or as I like to call him: Babe.

Cody joined the Marines after graduating high school. After graduating boot camp, he served four years as a United States Marine, taking two tours to Iraq including the Battle of Fallujah and the 20,000 Troop Surge.

The Marines’ core values are Honor, Courage and Commitment, and I can tell you, these core values have not left my Marine.

But perhaps the most inspiring thing about my hero is the USMC motto that he has modeled his life around.

Semper Fidelis which means “Always Faithful.”

These simple, yet powerful words are etched into my hero’s forearms, as a constant reminder to me, that the motto is more than a cool tattoo. It is his life’s purpose, his calling, not only to God and country, but to his wife, family, friends and anyone who might be in need, to lay down his own life and faithfully serve another.

That is why I fell in love with him. That is why I will love him till the day I die.

This is a tribute to my hero. Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for loving me. I am truly blessed to call you mine.

Cody

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