If you serve, or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, we thank you.
Whatever the reason, these men and women have chosen a vocation that routinely requires sacrifice, sometime of the ultimate kind. That is why today is their day, a day for them to be proud, and the rest of us to be proud of them.
Yes, Mr./Ms. university dean, believe it or not, some people actually choose to make the military their career, or at lease try it.