In this excerpt from his new book Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives , Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jim Sheeler offers a moving tribute to the courageous heroes and their brave families who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.
Every door is different. Some are ornately hand-carved hardwood, some are hollow tin. Some are protected by elaborate security systems, some by flapping screens. The doors are all that stand between a family and the message.