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Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran's Day. Honor those who have given of themselves so that we may live in peace and freedom.

A few quotes, because I am not eloquent enough to capture how much those in our armed forces mean to our country and to me:

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
-- Chinese Proverb

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
-- Elmer Davis

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
-- Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935