As we remember the sacrifice of all of our men and women in uniform, and especially those who have given their lives for the sake of that freedom, I will do so here with the greatest military screen portrayal of all time.
The intestinal fortitude displayed here is present in our men and women in uniform, as well as in our veterans living and dead, but I fear that it is sorely lacking in the leaders of this great nation.
It is often said to the point of cliche, but freedom is simply not free. We do not remain secure from terrorists, from the encroachments of those who hate us, and from over-reaching government just because someone thought it might be a good idea to give us liberty.
We should never forget the cost of our freedom, or be willing to pay it ourselves.