I’m taking a few moments out today to think about and thank all of those men and women who are deployed overseas or at home defending our freedom and making the world safer.  And some special thoughts go out to my father [1920-2007] who was a veteran of WWII,  was deployed overseas, and helped liberate Dachau with the 82nd Airborne. His unit was scheduled to invade Italy before the bomb was dropped. 
          Thanks to all of you for your sacrifices–in the past and the present–on this day set aside to remember.