It's Veteran's Day -- "happy" doesn't sound quite right to put with those words. I think these are much better:
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
~ Rev. Denis Edward O’Brien from the US Marine Corps
Thank you to all of the brave men and women, past and present, who have answered the call and served our nation.