When I look at the blue, red, and white hues, I see a history book unfold. I see a fledgling army of a new nation overcoming a juggernaut. I see Colonel Roosevelt at San Juan Hill, and the citizen soldiers of World War 1 in France.
I see the greatest generation toppling Nazism, rescuing thousands, and in a very real way civilization itself. I see soldiers in jungles, Swamps, in oceans, and on continents defending freedom. I see the American soldier, of different eras standing together, bringing hope to those in need.
This Veteran’s Day, let us be thankful for everyone who has worn the uniform. For the journeys, sacrifice, and nobility of character that is the American soldier. We can celebrate, because they served, and carried the banner around the world.