I am still recovering from surgery, and I have a term paper due in three days, but for all that, I should have made time earlier to say it:
Thank you, veterans.
Not just because of today, but for everything. Every one of you, every branch, every era, every job, every tour.
Although I admit the Coasties deserve a little extra, just because everyone usually forgets them.
So, Semper Paratus, Semper Fi, "Gig Em", or whatever call or slogan makes you proud. We're proud to know you, and our country owes you a lot.