A warm and heartfelt thank you to all the Veterans who have served and are serving.
Your gifts to the rest of us were bought with your blood.
Your sacrifices have been many.
Our gratitude, too often lacking.
This morning, I awakened in a safe home, and began a daily ritual free.
I expressed freedom of choice, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech. And then I had a cup of coffee.
For my freedom to do all these things, I thank you.
And I thank your families for their sacrifices and hardships they have suffered, too.
God bless you, all those you love, and all those they love.
With pride in you and my humble gratitude,