With a grateful heart I thank veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Without their service our freedoms would be curtailed and our lives would be much different.
I sometimes wonder if the burden of soldiers in and returning from active duty is greater than we realize. They sacrifice time away from family, friends, and regular civilian life. They return with images of war and loss burned into memory. And sometimes they live the rest of their lives with mental or physical losses and/or medical challenges.
While the words "thank you" seem so inadequate for all our veterans have given, I will say them because I am grateful for the sacrifices. Thank you to out veterans.