I just wanted to post on this very special day and thank those who serve our country. I am so proud of everyone who makes the choice to do something larger than themselves in protecting the rights and freedoms we all enjoy. My grandfather lived through two tours in the Korean war, was awarded many medals, including one from the President of the United States, but he didn't let the horror of war define him. He came home and volunteered for veterans' organizations to help others, and in the year of his death he was voted Volunteer of the Year for all the work he'd done for his community. That's the example I would like to follow. Paying it forward. Doing my part.
So, today, I would like to honor all veterans who have given of their time and have sacrificed much. I hope to honor you in return by volunteering, supporting, and doing what I can to make sure veterans are not forgotten.