Megan received this letter today and wanted to share it:
“Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.” – Orison Swett Marden
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Throughout this week you will endure many challenges as you strive for greatness. Do so knowing that we are all behind you. Years of hard work and dedication have brought you to this pinnacle and it is now time for you to plant your flag at the summit. Do it with strength and pride because you have earned the right to walk this national stage.
Strength, as you know, is much more that just physical. It is mental and emotional. It is the courage to stand when others won’t and the compassion to when others can’t. It is making a difference because you can. This strength is in you and I know you will succeed.
I know my words are few, but my support is endless. I wish you the best and look forward to witnessing your accomplishments.
Sincerely and with highest regards,
SSG JAY A. HEYBOER
United States Army Recruiter
Melrose Park Recruiting Center
— Mallory Ervin