In my state, family members of MOS who suffer a LOD death are eligible for a license plate that denotes that they are Survivors of the Shield. Today, I went to the 7-11 to pick-up a "dozen eggs" (LE will know) when I noticed that the only other car in the lot had this plate. I went in, made eye contact, acknowledged him, but didn't say anything. I was wearing a LE shirt, which he saw. I couldn't think of anything appropriate to say. It all happened so quickly. He was my age so his loss must have been to a younger family member. He nodded, but I couldn't bring myself to say what I felt. So I am saying it here. Thank you to all the families of members of LE who have lost and to the families of members of our armed forces who go in harm's way. You protect us 24/7, you are not forgotten by us on this forum & in our prayers.