Perspective 111123

A longtime friend, great furniture maker, military historian, tank commander SteveD (West Point’76 IIRC), once put this day into the best and most concise perspective I have ever heard.

I wrote a blank check to this nation and signed it with my blood.

Though uttered in a casual conversation many years ago, the sentiment expressed has never left my mind.  My heartfelt thanks to him and all those who have made this pledge on my/our behalf, especially my beloved baby brother and my two sons.