America pauses today to thank all of those who have served our country in the armed forces.

People like my father, John Rock, who fought in the Vietnam War.

John Rock, Vietnam, February 1969 (TSM)

People like my grandfather, John Rock, who fought in World War II.

John Rock, Returning Home From World War II (TSM)

If it weren't for people like these, people like me would not have the priviledge of living under the cloak of security and freedom that they've provided.

Please thank a veteran when you see one today. If you are a parent, please teach your children to respect our men and women in uniform. It can't be said enough...these are America's true heroes.