"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell
If you slept peaceably in your bed last night thank a Veteran!
The above sentences were on a friend's facebook status this evening. I couldn't agree more. I would just add one thing. Don't forget their families. :) I have always respected, admired and was thankful for, every person who has ever been in the service. But I'll admit that sometimes I underappreciate their wives, children and other family. I always appreciated their sacrifice... but not enough. I have a friend whose husband has been gone for 8 months... and her courage, generosity and humility inspires me. And every time I think about her husband being in Iraq, I wonder if I could make the same sacrifice with the smile that she has. So thanks to her, and to everyone out there sacrifcing for our country.