Veterans Day has great meaning for me. I have a deep gratitude for those who have served and are presently serving in our military as well as their families. For those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their life I have a sacred respect. My father served in the army during WWII and was part of the D-Day invasion on Normandy Beach. He and his unit stormed Omaha Beach and he lost his leg when he stepped on a German landmine. He was always so proud that he was able to serve his country during this horrific time in the history of the world. He always got tears in his eyes when he saw the flag or heard the national anthem. Thank you to all the men and women who have served, are serving and will serve.