There is no greater sacrifice that any man or woman can make then to give their life to defend others. I am beyond grateful to the thousands of men and women, both now and in the past, who have made the choice to protect, defend, and grow our nation. Who have made the choice to miss Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and births. Who believe our freedom is worth their lives. I am humbled by their commitment and choose to remember that today (and everyday) is a day to say thank you.