I wanted to wish all of our veterans and their families a happy Veterans Day and to thank them for their sacrifices. I just took a walk down to the mall in Washington and watched children give veterans cards that they made for today. It was a scene that captures all that is right with this country. It was kind and unpretentious and real.
My father Jack Turley served in the Pacific in World War II with the Navy and my grandfather Ed Turley served in the Army with the Fighting Irish in World War I. We were fortunate to have both return from the war, though my paternal grandfather was wounded and suffered from memories of gas attacks on the front.
This day brings back a common history and investment that all families have made to this country both as veterans and as family members of veterans. I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday.