Dear Veterans of the United States Military,
It always seems as though a thank you is not enough to express my gratitude and my respect for your commitment to the United States of America; but, I am going to say it over and over. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your selflessness. Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for everything – things that we civilians cannot fathom and horrors that we cannot face. You are the reason we live in such a wonderful country and have the freedom that we do. You are the reason we can continue to study and practice our passionate pursuits such as historic preservation. You make us proud and your story is an important, collective, intertwined chapter in our American history. I cannot imagine another life than the one I have. Thank you for fighting for and securing my freedom, my free will, my life and the life of every citizen. Thank you for fighting battles that we all cannot fight.
I am always proud to be an American citizen.