"Freedom is never free." --Unknown
To all those who have served and are serving the cause of freedom, thank you. You sacrifice freedoms so others may have theirs. You give up control of where you live, what you do, how long you stay in one place. You are a slave to bureaucracy, red tape, and politics and still persevere. You leave your family for weeks or months or even years at a time, you miss anniversaries and birthdays and your children's first steps, not because you want to but because you must. You do a job many free people would never do because you know it needs to be done. You see things many people never want to see because you have the courage to look evil in the eye and act against it. You risk your health and wholeness and even your life because you know freedom is never free.
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.