Brianna Green, Katy Macdonald, and Matthew DeVirgilio are active-duty military members who are attending the Syracuse University Military Visual Journalism Program. Each one reflects upon their time in the service, why they came to SU, and what hearing ‘thank you’ means to them. Sometimes it is an instant connection with the person who said it, and other time’s it gives encouragement and meaning to their sacrifices. To read about their stories, visit the Daily Orange here.