I should have gotten this post up yesterday. It was never far from my mind, and I apologize for not breaking up the gameday coverage to fit this in. Because it's important. Way more important than a football game.
Yesterday was Veterans Day. I referenced the following passage last year, and it's simply too apt for me not to go back to the well. Forgive me for the repetition:
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…"
To all of you who are serving or have served our country, please know how thankful we are for what you have done and/or continue to do. You have sacrificed in ways that are impossible for the rest of us to fathom, and we thank you for it.