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.
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