Today, many (most?) of the BRB community has a day off from work in observance of Memorial Day. Simply murmuring a word of thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice does not begin to repay the debt they paid on behalf of our great nation. Nor is it sufficient to thank the family and friends of those who perished so that the rest of us could flourish. Nor is it enough to thank those (or, again, their family and friends) who have served, are serving, or will serve our country.
We don't--we can't--say it enough: Thank you for all that you have done. You're why we have the freedom to do what we do every day in the United States of America and to a much, much, much, much, infinitely MUCH lesser extent, what we do every day here at Battle Red Blog. Words, no matter how sincere, cannot adequately capture the gratitude in our hearts.
Despite that inherent shortcoming, from all of us here at BRB, to all of those listed in the opening paragraph, please accept this unqualified and totally insufficient token of appreciation. Happy Memorial Day.