and the home of the brave
-The Star-Spangled Banner, Frances Scott Key
Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day #11 - On this Veteran's Day, I am thankful to the men and women who have defended our freedom and work toward peace across the globe.
To the members of our armed services, thank you for the sacrifices you make each day in doing extraordinarily difficult jobs.
To the veterans who have served in times of war and in times of peace, thank you for your leadership and for the countless contributions you have made to our nation.
To the families of our servicemen and women, thank you for the all too often underappreciated sacrifices you have made.
I'm grateful to the many public servants who have made the US such a wonderful place to live.