I must confess that I have never supported the war in Iraq. I'm also a bit distressed about our past support of those we now fight in Afganistan. But those things are topics for another day.
I saw the tragic results of poor support for the troops who fought in Vietnam. Those troops, like the members of our armed forces today, had no control about whether or not we go to war. if you, like me, are against war in general, please do not extend that feeling to those who serve.
And to those who serve, and have served, in our armed forces, thank you. Your work will be remembered, not just this weekend, but always.