To each and every American fighting man and woman past and present, I offer these words: “You are the true defenders of freedom and liberty for those of us at home. The sleep we sleep at night is because of your dedication. The right to choose our leaders is because of your sacrifice. Every right that we possess is because you made the choice to stand tall and protect this great nation.”
To each and every one who is still among the living I salute you and say thank you. To those brave souls who have paid the ultimate price I salute you and I honor your memory with this:
“America, wake up each morning, let your feet hit the floor and say, “Ready or not world, here I come.”
Never quit fighting.
You may not win every battle, but at least stay in the fight every step of the way. That, my fellow warriors, is the true mark of a hero.”