As we approach Veterans Day it is a shame to think we are not only grieving for our many soldiers who were killed in combat, but for those soldiers whose lives were needlessly taken in senseless killings like our recent Fort Hood situation.
I remember the cemetery featured in the beginning of the moving Steven Spielberg movie "Saving Private Ryan." A few years ago we were able to visit the cemetery and stood in awe of the miracle of the D-day invasion. Going through the museum, watching the widescreen presentations and seeing the 9,387 gravesites on the 172 acres filled me with such pride to be an American.
We need to take a moment and honor all our military: past, present and future. They have and are giving their lives to defend all of us and our freedoms in this great country of USA.