For many of us it is a special day, set aside by our country to recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of a long line of our fellow men and women who put their lives on hold to answer the nation's call to duty. For many of us, Veterans Day is not just another place mark on the calendar. It is everyday, wrapped into a Memorial Day, as, often unbidden, something triggers a memory of the ultimate sacrifice paid by a friend or unit member during our service.
To the outstanding men and women in service today, my thanks.
Names of the dead,
Chiseled on stone.
Names of friends,
Chiseled on the heart.