As a day to honor those who serve in the United States Armed Forces, Veterans Day stands as the holiday I hold most dear. Those who know me know I’m fiercely patriotic and believe not only in honoring those who have served but in living the freedoms that their sacrifices have allowed us. Freedoms that all individuals should have the opportunity to experience. I am acutely aware that who I am and the privileges I have would not be if it weren’t for others who stood up and fought before me. And for their sacrifice, I am grateful not just today, but every day. Thank you to all of my friends and family who have served or are currently serving. I am fortunate to know so many of you that I could not possibly list you all. For love of country.