I’m just sitting around having my coffee this morning, while the day is still calm and quiet … and it strikes me that where I live, it is calm and quiet and peaceful … and sometimes I just take that for granted. And in that solitude, I’m taking a few minutes to give thanks to all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in a country that is peaceful and free. You hear it all the time, “freedom is not free” …. and especially on days like today we are reminded of that. There are so many who have dedicated their lives and given the ultimate sacrifice so that we could remain a free country and I would just like to take this time to say thank you. If you see someone in uniform today, be sure and say thank you. Actually, you don’t have to wait for a patriotic holiday to give thanks and gratitude to those who serve and protect us … but today is a good day to start.