I want to simply say thank you to all the veterans for standing in harms way to protect that which we hold so dear. Without all of you the world would be a very different place, your sacrifices and selflessness will always be appreciated with the highest admiration and gratitude.
So if anyone sees a veteran today, be sure to shake their hand and thank them. Let them know we continue to care and never forget.
I would like to thank Mel, you know who you are buddy. Not only a great guy who did his duty, but also wears a smile every time I see him.
And to those currently serving and those who will one day enter service, thank you!