To all of you guys who answered the call when your country asked during whatever war you were in:
Those who don't appreciate what you did are not in the majority, but they are entitled to their opinions because of the efforts you and your predecessors put forth.
I thank you, at the very least, and hope you consider those of us that have been lucky not to have fired a shot in anger to be serving a purpose. Deterrence works, too. The service in general has changed a lot since the 60's and 70's.