I just wanted to offer my sincerest gratitude to all of our military veterans both past and present who have sacrificed so much for our rights and freedoms. As many of you know I have lost a very good friend in Afghanistan, Mark Forester on Sept 29 2010 and while his family, friends and others miss him very much, we also recognize that this is the price that must be paid for freedom, which is a tremendous gift. My thoughts and prayers go out to every solider serving today, as well as to their loved ones who are separated from them and want to say your gift is appreciated more than words could describe.

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day and lets take some time to reflect and appreciate what our veterans have done for us.