My heartfelt thanks goes out to all the veterans and those fighting for our freedoms even as I write this. Here are some quotes that speak for themselves:
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."--Ronald ReaganI also want to direct people again to this website and you need to click on QuietCommercial.wmv. It is a moving tribute and thank-you to our troops. May God bless our men and women who have fought and are fighting for our country. Words can never express how much we owe you.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."--John Stuart Mill
"Let us not mourn for those who have died fighting but rather let us be glad that such heroes have lived."
"It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you." ~Dick Cheney
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis
"Freedom is never free." ~Author Unknown
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Nathan Hale, last words, 22 September 1776 (attributed)
US martyr & patriot in American Revolution (1755 - 1776
SIDENOTE: I didn't think there could be liberal/politically correct quotation sites. I naively assumed that quotation sites would be objective. Hardly any of the sites even had Veteran's Day as a topic and when I would click on the patriotism sections I would get quotes that George Soros could use to bash this country. A little disheartening. If anyone knows of a good quotation website besides quotegarden.com let me know. Thanks.
UPDATE: Focus on the Family has done an AWESOME tribute to our soldiers today. Take the time to listen. This is what the MSM should be doing.