Happy Memorial Day. To all of the veterans and men and women fighting for our freedoms, I give you thanks. Those in the military often remind me of the sacrifice and the willingness to die that often is overlooked by those of us who are the ones being protected. They do it in the company of comrades; and they do it for the sake of their family–brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers. We must never forget their service and courage, their steps into the front lines of battle and their commitment to watch over our land. They go into battle, knowing they may not come back, all to save the ones they love and serve the country they love. Again, I say thank you. You are truly fated heroes.