November 11th is a day to stop and remember that we live in a free country because others were willing -- and are still willing -- to protect and preserve our way of life. Thousands of men left families, friends and loved ones behind. Many didn't return; some returned injured in ways from which they never recovered. We thank them for their service in Europe, Korea, the Pacific and North Africa.
Today, young men and women stand on the wall that protects us from terrorists who would do us harm. We thank them for their service around the world.
There are also those who stand as peacekeepers, giving democracy and freedom a chance to grow. We thank them.
Take a moment today to say thank you to someone who keeps our country safe and free...today and yesterday.