Today is Veteran’s Day. And while there is all the usual hubbub associated with any holiday, there is something special about it that cannot be overshadowed by bank closings, sales events or any other attempt to make it just another day off. I think that’s because it’s not primarily a celebration of an event like so many holidays. Rather it’s a celebration of people who have put their lives on hold for a season to serve our nation in ways that enable you and me to experience the blessings of safety and security. I am grateful to God every day for these ordinary citizens who have embodied the meaning of sacrificial love. Today, I join you in celebrating Veterans on their special day.