11 Nov 2011
To all of my fellow veterans out there, I would like to wish you a happy Veterans Day. Although we don’t all agree on politics, or anything else for that matter, we share a bond that no civilian could truly understand.
Those of us that have had the opportunity to serve in combat know that it isn’t about patriotism; it is about the men on your right and left. I have been fortunate enough to serve with, follow and lead some of the finest soldiers America has to offer.
I count my years of service among the greatest of my life simply because of the men I had the privilege of knowing. You are truly my brothers and I love you all.
Tonight, let us raise a glass and salute our brothers and honor those veterans who are know longer with us.
Thank you. And happy Veterans Day.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13