All gave some. Some gave all.
Remember those who fought in defense of the nation and those who made the supreme sacrifice. Words cannot fully explain what these men and women have left behind - both in terms of the loss to their family and friends, and what a grateful nation has gained from defending the freedoms that many still take for granted despite being born from the blood, sweat, and tears of these men and women.
So, while many of us sit back and enjoy the barbecues, the Indy 500, baseball, and other sporting events, take a few moments to remember all those who served and made it possible.
Taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 3/2005.
Iwo Jima Memorial at night. Taken March 2005.
We Remember. And we give thanks.