A solemn, loving salute today to my fellow veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I will never forget. Today I’m thinking of everyone we’ve lost in every way, but in particular of a U.S. Naval Academy classmate, a fellow alumni’s parents, and a squadron mate of my husband’s, all lost on 9-11. My daughter and I had the occasion to visit the 9-11 Memorial in NYC last fall, and I placed my hand and fingers over each of your names, etched into the granite that surrounds the infinity pool. May you and and your surviving families feel the heartfelt gratitude from this humble vet.