We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.
I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is.
Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that
liberty is a rare commodity in this world.
And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.