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Veteran’s Day is a bittersweet, often emotional day for many Americans.

As we remember all those individuals who serve(d) our country, we also take time to celebrate those who remain in the line of fire defending our flag, our values, and our ability to research and ward against disease.

Thank you.

As I reflect upon my personal relationship with America’s heroes, I realize to what extent their sacrifices affect me, my family, and my friends.

Without their selfless acts of bravery, the freedoms we enjoy would not be possible.

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. -Franklin P. Jones


The best way out is always through. -Robert Frost

Lisa, Lady With the Cane






July 1, 2001, six months after the birth of my only child, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.