Edward Essenburg is retiring from the U.S. Navy in January. On Thursday, he surprised four of his young daughters at Harbor Park after returning from his final deployment.
10 good quotes about soldiers away from home
1: Goodbye, old mother, after many years of hardship, I serve the Fatherland and return immediately.
2: Does anyone understand how tight hugs are, leaving behind small families, looking at small children but cramping.
3: All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well cared for. That is the bond we have with military men and women and their families.
4: A professional soldier understands that war means murder, war means fooling people, war means that the family is left without a parent.
5: A soldier does not fight because he hates what is in front of him. He fights because he loves what he leaves behind.
6: Away from home helps us grow, mature?
7: I have to go home a few times to go, so sad. Hi mom.
8: A sad afternoon at the barracks, looking at the rice as if it were going to burst.
9: Who says a young soldier is emotionless, swallowing sadness and putting on his own self-created angle.
10: Where the border is windy, I have a deep patriotism and a homesickness.