My dad served in the U.S. Navy. His father served in the Army. Countless members of my family tree on both sides served in the military. Today, I am proud of all who have given their time and, sometimes, their lives for our country. Without them, we would have none of the freedoms we have enjoyed. Every time I get to feeling blue about the path we seem to be taking as a nation, I only have to remember those who have fought so valiantly to keep us safe and FREE.