I share this every Veterans Day. I’ll never understand why these words haven’t gained more currency. Possibly it’s because they didn’t show up in a meme. They were part of an article in The American Spectator in February 2011. Ben Stein wrote this, and as the daughter and mother of veterans, I owe him thanks for his expression of gratitude.
What title of nobility was ever as great as, simply, “American”? What wild dream of my ancestors in Czarist Russia could compare with what I have now, how I live now? Who makes it possible? The men and women who fight our wars, who have lost legs, who have lost lives, who have lost their minds to the cruelty of war. God bless them day in and day out.