In his book "Flags of Our Fathers," James Bradley tells of a U.S. military cemetery on Iwo Jima. Someone had chiseled the following on a stone just outside the cemetery:

When you go home

Tell them for us and say

For your tomorrow

We gave our today.

As I honor all veterans who took time from their lives to serve their country, those I honor as ultimate heroes are those who have given their "today" throughout our history.

Paul Brophy