A Veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. That is beyond honor.
Webster’s on-line dictionary definition of “hero”: 2. A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or fortitude in suffering
In honor of the men and women who, through the many generations of American history, have made the decision to serve our country and put their lives on the line, I honor your commitment! You are my heroes.
To the families who know someone that gave the ultimate sacrifice, please find solace in knowing that there are many of us who believe that their life was not given in vain.
To those who have served honorably and returned home safely, I thank you for putting your life on the line to protect my family and my country.