Every time you see a person, family, or organization grow and develop, sacrifice has always been working behind the scenes to make that happen. It may take the form of time, focus, or money but it is always necessary.

To make our families better, we must let go of selfishness. To make our health better, we may have to sacrifice our cravings. To make our businesses more successful, we may have to sacrifice the old for the new.

Our country and communities are greater because of sacrifice.

Today, we celebrate the many veterans who have sacrificed through their service. Many have given their lives.

May we use that freedom to choose to make ourselves, our families, communities, and our country better and stronger.