We all know someone who has been affected by armed conflict. Those men are not the same today as they were when we were at peace. We all know someone, directly or indirectly, who has given their all as a sacrifice for freedom. Thank you to all the brave men and women who stand guard keeping the evil at bay; so that we may sleep safely at night.
World War I
World War II
Not since the Civil War 150 years ago have we seen war on American Soil. This is a testament to the strength of the men and women trained to do battle on our behalf, to keep our borders safe. As you take out time to spend with your families today, remember those who cannot be with their families, for those that have sacrificed, and for those that continue to sacrifice. These true American Heroes have made this country what it is today. Free.
Let Freedom ring with your celebrations today, but lest we forget why we celebrate, any loss will have been in vain.