Thank-you to the men and women who risk it all to obey orders, whether they agree with them or not; a loss of their freedom to ensure ours.
My husband served in the U.S. Military along with his father, brother, cousin and uncles. I love the fact that these intelligent, nurturing, committed men have been willing to fight for the legacy of freedom that we enjoy in this country. Not every decision is correct, not every war well managed. The fact of the matter is, people still come to America in droves seeking that which we are born in to... the right to make our own decision, get educated, make money, vote, wear what we will, marry whom we love, have children or not, move around, disagree, and so much more.
It's not a perfect system but it's a system that offers an open hand of favor to those who embrace it. And for that I am proud to be an American. And deeply thankful to my fellow Americans who don the uniform, take orders and risk everything.