For The Veterans
To all who have come before, for all who will come after. Those men and women who defend our freedoms, who fight, and bleed and die at home and in foreign lands. They sacrifice so much and ask so little in return for protecting the things we hold most dear. We can never say thank you enough, we can never hope to repay them. We ask them why, why do they hold the line against tyranny and evil and oppression, and they tell us it is for love of country, for an ideal that this country and its ways are worth protecting. We sit in stunned silence, moved to tears that they would do so much for a society largely ignorant to their sacrifices and their dedication. We say thank you.