Many Thanks

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I’m proud to say that I’m an Air Force brat. My dad served his country for twenty years. That experience gives me empathy for all those who grow up in military families. When mom or dad serves, the whole family serves.

It also gives me a strong sense of patriotism. Today we honor all of the men and women who have served and continue to serve in defense of our country. Whether in wartime or peacetime, at home or abroad, we thank you.

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. ~Chinese Proverb

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. ~Gary Hart

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thanks to all veterans, and especially to my favorite veteran of all…

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