As an American, I truly believe we live in the greatest country on earth. The “American dream” isn’t a concept that appeared out of thin air. This is a place where someone can have nothing but an idea and determination, and turn it into something grand. That freedom however, comes at a cost. Soldiers are the backbone of this great nation, and their past and present sacrifices should never be forgotten. I hope everyone takes a moment today to thank or honor a veteran. It is because of their courage that we live in the land of the free. Today and always, we salute you!