Today (November 11th) is Veterans Day here in the US. I have a hard time finding the words to express the thanks I feel for these brave men who (past and present) fought to protect our country and our way of life.
So I present to you this video, because it does a much better job than I could.
Now that you've watched that, I just want to add one more thing. As the video says, it's not about politics. And if you make it about politics, you're being petty. It doesn't matter who is on what side, and remember many of our soldiers probably share your political views. And yet the serve anyway. These men have sacrificed their time, their families, and their own freedoms so that you can continue to enjoy those things.
So no matter what your view is, thank a solider today.