Today we pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces; and we honor those who continue to risk their lives defending our country. Because of their hard work and bravery we are able to enjoy the freedom and lifestyle that we often take for granted. It’s easy to forget about those battling on the front lines and the many lives that have been lost. So it’s important to take time out to reflect on their contributions and to demonstrate our appreciation for those who have gone to war to defend our great nation. We are very blessed to have these honorable, courageous men and women serving near and far to protect us.