America is a nation of fighters: a nation of people who demand their freedom, and who are willing to fight for it. Many Americans fully understand and appreciate the contribution that ALL of our troops and all of our services make to our personal freedoms. Not EVERY American can appreciate what the military has done for them…. But that is OK, because freedom means every American has the right to think and feel whatever they want. If you are a Teacher, or a Postal worker, or a Banker, or a Student, you probably have this Monday off for Veterans Day. But the day off is not just a chance to skip work, or to sleep in. The day you are given today, is an opportunity to reflect on the contributions and the sacrifices that have been made by generations of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Guardsman; in order for you to enjoy the freedom of this nation. This nation was conceived and drafted by great men who envisioned a land of freedom. But this land and that freedom was WON by our Service people in uniform. To this day, all over the world American forces make the world safe for freedom to grow and to thrive. We are very fortunate to live in this country in this era. And we have Veterans to thank for that. We live in the Land of the Free Because of the Brave, and on this Veterans Day, each and every one of us should take some time to reflect on that. Thank a veteran for their service. Ask an elderly family member or friend about their service stories, or their memories of others who served. We are a nation of fighters, built on the bravery and actions of the warriors who came before us.