My name is Kaya Jones. Some of you may have heard of me as I was just recently in Iraq performing for some of the troops. It was such an honor to meet and share days with these great soldiers who not only fight and protect us daily but do it with such pride and heart. I felt welcomed as family, and family, in a way, we all are, being American.
I just wanted to extend my appreciation for all that you do. It's hard to write this letter because it is beyond words the gratitude I have for all of you.
I feel as soldiers, you are all heroes who will always and forever be remembered for bravery and courage. It is incredible what you do on a daily basis. The very least I could do was to go to Iraq to perform for my brothers and sisters. It was pleasure for me to have lifted spirits through music and bring a little piece of home to you.
Since coming home my eyes have been opened and I have been able to share the reality of the ultimate sacrifice made by our heroes everyday and that we cannot forget. I now feel much more connected since being able to get to know some of the soldiers on a personal level. I am getting involved with more American Organizations for our troops for when you return. I forever support you in your fight for our country.
"To be immortal is to live a life worth remembering." And heroes are always remembered, never forgotten. All of you are heroes in my book. You are in myprayers. And remember, home is not far away. I am open and look forward to receiving any of your letters and for your safe return.
Thank you again for all that you do.