Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank You!

We have just completed a major national election. Regardless of whether your candidates won, you won. We often take for granted the right to choose our leaders, but this is far from a universal freedom. Recent events in the middle east show us how fortunate we are to be able to hold elections to select our leaders, and how blessed we are that the government by the people, for the people, and of the people continues to function smoothly right through a major election. The loser is not jailed as a dissident, nor do they take to the streets with AK-47s. The biggest election winners were we the people.

Our country and our freedom to choose our own leaders in a democratic process are protected by the men and women that serve in the armed forces. During the last decade, we have asked these men and women to sacrifice a lot for their country and they have delivered. Putting their lives on hold and risking everything to serve their country. Perhaps no single event highlights how important their service is than an election. 

To all who have served in the armed forces – thank you!

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