Yesterday we saluted the Marine Corps on its 233rd anniversary, and today we honor the men and women who have defended our nation and kept us free.  Who says this isn’t a great week? This YouTube tribute uses the last two verses of “America the Beautiful” as a soundtrack for images from every major war in the last 100 years in which Americans have fought:

I am not a veteran myself, but many in my family have served. My father fought in Korea, I had two uncles in Vietnam, and I have uncles and cousins who served in war and peacetime. They have different political points of view and live across the country, but they all have their service to the nation in common.

Thanks to all of them, and all of our veterans, for preserving our liberty and our nation.  America is much more than just a spot on the map, or a nationality, and you represent the best of it.