These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly…

Thomas Paine

Thank you to all of those who have served and are currently serving our country. I realize that I have the freedoms that I enjoy (and use) only because you are willing to put your life on the line day in and day out. I appreciate all that you do.

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