To Chuck, Charlie, BB, Ed, Dave, Todd, Marty. To all of you who have served in the past, currently serve today, and will continue to serve beyond your current deployment. Thank you. If we could collectively devote as much attention to your lives as we do to those of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, we wouldn't need a Veteran's Day to remind ourselves of exactly what you put on the line every time you kiss your families goodbye and head in-country to take care of business not of your own making.
It's a sacrifice that ought to be honored by higher pay, better support for your families in your absence, and better support for you upon your return.
Stay safe until we can bring you home.