Today we honor our military veterans past and present, their sense of duty, selflessness, honor and sacrifice the driving force that has made these United States the greatest nation on earth.
To each and every one of our veterans we owe a debt of gratitude, without question, for their dedication to preserving our freedoms; though this day is celebrated in honor of them, every day should be Veteran's Day. We should ever be thankful that these men and women served or are serving in order that we may live in freedom.
I am deeply honored to write the stories of our patriot heroes, those who served during the Second World War, Korea and Vietnam, but let us not forget those today who are serving in places such as Forward Operating Base Delaram in Afghanistan, or those aboard ships at sea such as the USS Farragut, or those providing air cover to troops on the ground from Bagram Air Base...volunteers, every one of them.
Words feebly express the profound sense of gratitude and respect I have for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, but to each, past and present, I say THANK YOU.