"It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you."
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
"Freedom is never free."
"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty." - John F. Kennedy
“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free." - Ronald Reagan
"We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service: a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves." - President Obama
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy
A special thanks to the Veterans in my life:
Ned Larkin aka "Pop"
David Oplinger aka "Grandpa"
Uncle Jim York
Captain David Knecht