The United States of America exists because of men and women who selflessly sacrificed for a cause in which they believed–the cause of freedom.
Today we’ve become a nation divided between half who don’t vote and half split down the middle on the issues yet we all enjoy the privilege of speaking our minds, posting our opinions, and voting our consciences. This advantage, this liberty came to us not by right of our birthplace or family ties or the deemed justice of our causes but through the leadership and selflessness of the men and women of the armed forces.
Our worthy servants left the comforts of home and the warmth of family to endure unimaginable hardships. In the face of overwhelming odds they persevered. All gave much. Some gave all.
Veterans, we owe you a deep debt. On this day set aside to honor you and your service we say, “Thank you!” May we as a nation and as individuals never forget you; may we never take you for granted; and may we forever value your contribution.
God bless the Veterans of the United States.