All of that was paid for dearly. To continue to have those freedoms, day in and day out, a cost is still being paid.
For all of the men and women who have given their life in service to this country, I offer my humblest and deepest appreciation. I take the liberties you fought to give me for granted and I could never have the bravery you had to fight for them the way you did.
I cannot give you your life back but I can - and do - give you the highest respect I can offer. With all that I am, thank you. Thank you for me, for my family and my friends. You fought for an ideal that was your reality and I can never say thank you enough.
Take a moment today to honor and remember those who have given their lives in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. They did it for all of us.