It is essential on this Veterans’ Day to remember something in the midst of all of the crises we face. It is women and men faithfully serving in our nation’s military in times of peace and war who have protected our freedom and allowed us to have the opportunity to become a more perfect union. Life is messy, too often unjust and far from perfect. So give thanks to God for those who care enough for all of us that they have served on behalf of all of us. May we never forget that our lives would be very different without them. And may we always find ways to let them know how grateful we are.