On this Veterans Day, we honor all those who have served this great nation in our armed forces.
For many people, the armed forces of the United States may seem like a collection of warships, nuclear submarines, and tanks. In truth, our military is a remarkable assembly of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. Our strength lies not in the weapons we have constructed, but in the fighting spirit that unites our servicemen and women.
For me, I think of my son today. While not in Afghanistan during the withdrawal, my son assisted in the evacuation effort from Kuwait. His devotion to his fellow soldiers and his country is truly awe-inspiring. Our veterans put their lives on the line that we might have a better, brighter future. It is only right that we must serve those who serve us.
In an age where everyone is considered a “hero,” I ask us to remember the heroism that is unique to our soldiers. Who else is willing to rush into harm’s way to protect their countrymen? Such courage must never be taken for granted.