To the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines of The United States of America and those of you among our Allies. Whether you are serving on active duty or are no longer a part of the uniformed services, thank you.
Thank you for volunteering to serve so that I never had to face a draft. Thank you for your dedication to your duty. Thank you for relocating at the drop of a hat. Thank you for deploying. Thank you for putting yourself in harm’s way regardless of your personal feelings about the matter. Thank you for making my world a safer place. Thank you for continuing to espouse honor, duty, Country. Thank you for remembering and honouring your fallen comrades.
Today, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 90 years after the guns of “the war to end all wars” fell silent, we honour you for all that you are doing and have had to do for the collective good.