As someone who has always had a warm bed, family and friends by my side, and just a general sense of happiness and safety, I literally can't understand what it takes to be a member of the military.
The simple comforts I've enjoyed and continue to enjoy are due to the opportunities this lovely country presents. And, of course, the service men and women work hard to ensure it stays that way.
While it's evident that there's a long road ahead, I'm comforted knowing I'm not the only one who wants the best for every other American—and I'll go so far as to say, the best for everyone on Earth, even if we disagree on what "the best" is.
Thank you to all those who have served, continue to serve and will serve the United States of America in one of our branches of military.
Let freedom ring and Happy Veterans Day!
In addition, some Patch readers had some thanks to give:
I would like to thank my father, Robert Salter, currently a Police Sergeant for the Richfield Police Department. My dad joined the US Air Force when he was a mere 18 years old, and served both as an NCO and as an officer until retiring in 1992. He continues to serve people every day, and I am so proud to call him my dad.
I would like add my thanks to all Veterans, Past, Present and Future for their service and sacrifice...And that also includes their families who share in the sacrifice.
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