As we enjoy this beautiful day, let us all take a moment to reflect on and appreciate the sacrifices that the men and women in our military, along with their families, have made and continue to make in protecting our freedoms and this great nation. Thank you to all who have served and are serving in our military.

As I reflect on those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, I’m reminded of the following clip from the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’. In the movie, General Marshall recites a letter that President Lincoln wrote to a mother who lost all five of her sons fighting in the Civil War.