The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight." Theodore Roosevelt In the wake of our soldiers surrendering their lives and sacrificing life and limb to protect our freedoms, is it appropriate for us to engage in debate about political and social indifference and all the while in the comfort of our homes, while not acknowledging the sacrifice and dedication of the very people that provide us this privilege? I have accepted our president-elect, despite the fact that I vigorously opposed him. However, each of us on each side of the political spectrum owe thanks to our courageous soldiers, who have defended our country, our freedom and our way of life without objection or question. To these people, we owe everything. "Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have." Ronald Reagan Thank you to all who have sacrificed for our freedom and our country.