To all my brothers in arms: Thank you. It does not matter your branch, or the paticulars of your service. Knowing the worst that could happen, you still chose.
To those who want to serve, but are not (or were not) permitted: Thank you. Desire counts.
To all those who have never served: Thank you for giving those who did something to protect and come home to when they were done.
Lastly, to those who think the military should die in a fire: please follow your own advice. Like it or not, none of us would be here, today, without strength of arms.