I live in an amazing country – The United States of America. Our freedoms and opportunity for prosperity and happiness have come at a price. I’m 47 years old and have never been called upon to serve our country in the armed forces. That’s because others volunteer – and for that, I am forever grateful and thankful. And for all of those who have served in past wars and conflicts, and to the families whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price – their lives for our country – Thank you! I do not take it for granted.