I am grateful to be an American. We enjoy freedoms that so many people of the world do not. We are generally safe, fed, clothed, sheltered, educated, healthy, and able to work to take care of ourselves and our families.
Thank you, veterans, for serving to protect those special rights. Yes, Michael. Especially you.
My marine brother Michael, who served two tours during the Iraq War. Also pictured: Michael and Michael. He's an art student.