Thank you, Vets. The circumstances under which you all made a decision to sacrifice your lives and livelihoods for a country are all varied, all too different for me to understand. Your lives were changed, maybe for the worse, maybe for the better. You gave up everything in many cases.
In return, I benefited. I try to give back but I know it pales in comparison. Today, I simply give thanks as the daughter of a veteran. So, thank you, all. (And thank you, Dad.)