I am an American. I work, own a home, have raised a family, and am now watching my grandchildren grow up.
I am the grandson of immigrants and the son of a veteran. I have a son who served in the United States Marine Corps.
My father did not talk much about his WWII experiences but he did instill in me a love of country, a respect for law and a faith in God.
Today, when we hear the national anthem and when we see the flag flying, let us take a moment to thank all those who served and all those who are presently serving.
My freedom to write this and my freedom to live and worship as I want has been given me as a gift. That gift came in the sacrifices of men and women who put on uniforms and went to war to protect us and our way of life.
And, let us not forget that these veterans left families and loved ones to keep us a free society.
Freedom is not cheap. It has been bought and paid for by people, regular people like you and me.
These folks did not count the cost. They did the job.
Thank you veterans for your sacrifice and service.
God bless you and God bless America.