Two days ago was Veteran's Day. It seems as the wars in the Middle East go on, the more we remember those who fight and die for our freedoms. And not only ours, but for those who have never had a taste of it, this freedom that we take for granted.
For it is easy to sit here in our comfortable homes and criticize how the wars are being fought. It is easy for the political pundits in D.C. to make decisions when it really doesn't affect them.
But it is not easy for those in the front lines. Those for whom, day in and day out, fight a war that their government back home tells them they can't win.
But they keep fighting, until the last man leaves for home. They won't give up, or let their brothers' deaths be in vain.
That is why I am so proud to be an American. Because I live in the home of the free, because of the brave. Because of those men and women, who never give up, who fight valiantly 'til the end. They know what a precious gift is freedom, and they will do anything to keep it.
Every day should be Veteran's Day. It should be more than one puny day in a whole year. It should be everyday. Everyday we rise up with the dawn, everyday we lie down at dusk. Everyday we wake to greet the sun, everyday we can go to our safe, warm beds and sleep a peaceful slumber.
It is because of these brave men and women, that we can do these things. Let us not forget, but be thankful, with hearts of gratitude. Let us raise the banner of freedom high. Let us never be ashamed. Let freedom reign!