To veterans and active-duty personnel serving everywhere in this troubled world, Thank You.
Thank you for protecting our freedom, and for being willing to pay the ultimate price. Too often we take our liberty for granted, but you are a reminder that freedom most definitely isn’t free–real people, with homes and families, friends and pets, heartbeats and breath, have sacrificed blood, sweat and tears to maintain it.
From the fields of Concord and Lexington to this present day, you’ve always done us proud. After Pearl Harbor and September 11, we knew we could count on you, and you came through. Other challenges will certainly come and you will meet those challenges, because that’s who you are.
You are the bravest of the brave, the best of the best, and I am honored to honor you in this small way.