Veteran's Day 2009
It's been said many times before, but it's worth saying again and again and again-Freedom isn't free. We live in the greatest nation on the planet because we believe in democracy and the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness, and have a dedicated armed services that will defend those rights and this way of life for all of us. Thank you Veterans. Thank you for defending this great nation and allowing me to live a life-of freedom, mobility and self-determination-a lifestyle that is all but unheard of in most nations past and present. Thank you Veterans for serving your country-serving us-serving America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Happy Veterans Day everyone-and to my Canadian colleagues Happy Remembrance Day to you. Reflect on the brave and selfless Canadians that have helped make your nation a great one too.
(photo- Winchester Mountain, Mount Baker Wilderness)