Today, I remember.
I remember SPC Ross McGinnis, who sacrificed his life during Operation Iraqi Freedom so that the other four men in his vehicle could live.
I remember the fact that countless men and women have sacrificed their lives in ways I will never know, yet somehow in the ripples of time, their choices have affected my life and yours as well.
I remember that today, as we celebrate specifically our American servicemen and women for their sacrifices during war, that so many others have given their lives for others' freedom in countless other ways.
I am thankful for those people who chose to give up the greatest gift they have been given so that others might have a fighting chance to live theirs.
We cannot do enough to honor what they have done.