"All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for,whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests."
Veteran's Day, November 11th, is the day we come together as a nation and celebrate our heroes who've sacrificed their time and their lives so that we can live in freedom. Those brave men and women fought for our freedoms and rights as citizens of the United States. Among other things, they fought for our freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and our freedom to keep and bear arms. We've truly been blessed by their sacrifice and service.
Thank you to the many men and woman who have served and who still serve our great nation! I'm honored by your service, and exceedingly proud to be an American. I salute you.
U.S. Marines assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9 and Georgian Army soldiers assigned to the 33rd Light Infantry Battalion make their way to the extraction point during Operation Northern Lion II in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Northern Lion II was a Georgian-led operation conducted to deter insurgents, establish a presence, and gather human intelligence in the area. (Photo: Cpl. Alejandro Pena/U.S. Marine Corps) SOURCE
November 10th was also the U.S. Marine Corps 239th birthday! So I want to take a moment to thank Benjamin Arnoldbik (my brother-in-law) and the many others who've served our nation through their service in the Corps. Happy 239th Birthday, Marines! Semper Fidelis.
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