Today is a day of remembrance for all who have served and all who have sacrificed. We remember not only the soldiers, but also those who supported and those who waited for those who never returned.
It should also be a day of commitment. First, that those who are in harms way will return to a warm welcome and not just adequate, but excellent care.
Secondly, with our global reach, we must find new ways to build peace so that such sacrifices can be looked back on one day as inconceivable and unacceptable. That will happen only as we turn our considerable power toward Peace. May it be so.
Rest in Peace, Beloved. Your homes are now in our hearts. Our prayers are with your families.