Dear United States Military:
On this Memorial Day, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who defend our freedom each day. I want to express my gratitude to the families and friends of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation. The service and sacrifice of those who serve in uniform helps to keep America the exceptional country it is. While you may not always receive the appreciation you deserve, I want you to know that there are millions of Americans, including myself, who think the world of you and wake up proud to be Americans. You play a significant role in allowing us to enjoy living in the greatest beacon of hope, freedom, and opportunity in the world: America.
In closing, you all are truly superior Americans and heroes and heroines. I understand that freedom is not free. Thanks for all you do for America!
Antonio Maurice Daniels
University of Wisconsin-Madison