As we go about our business on 9/11, keep those who lost their lives, and those who gave their lives that terrible day in your thoughts. You may have seen in the news lately, that the conflict in the Middle east grows. Again, our country is considering sending yet more Americans there. Remember the brave men and women in the armed services who gave their lives in the resulting conflict after 9/11, those who still stand in harm’s way today, and those about to go. I give thanks to all those brave souls who defend us, help us, and rescue us. Without them, there is no United States of America.