Besides being a very important birthday, today is also Veterans Day.
For all those who have served, I thank you, all 48 million of you. For those that have died, rest in peace.
But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."
Millions like me enjoy freedom because of the sacrifices of young men and too many of us take freedom for granted.
Randy was a Marine when we got married and served in the first bush's Iraq War. It was truly a time of nightmares. Every time the phone rang or someone knocked on the door, I broke into cold sweats. Was it going to be "that" message? Luckily, he came home safe and sound, but there are too many who don't. We need to remember their sacrifice every day and make sure no more have to lose their life. It's time to end the non-stop war and bring our troops home!