Pardon me as I now interrupt the generally carefree state that is BRB. There will be more Texans "analysis" throughout this beautiful Friday, but I have to take a moment to recognize those who do something infinitely more important than what we do here.
Today is Veterans Day. Back in 1919, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that November 11th of every year would be a day to honor those who have served by saying, in part:
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
Perfect. To all of you who are serving or have served our country, please understand how much we appreciate what you have done and what you continue to do. Your sacrifices allow us to enjoy a life that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Thank you.