The following Veterans Day 2013, it was so good to see so many of you posting stories and pictures of the veterans in your lives. Their stories need to be told, the sacrifices that they made to insure the freedoms that we hold sacred as Americans. Whether they serve on the land, in the air, or upon the seas, they are the protectors of our freedoms. As well, they are Ambassadors of our country. On foreign soil the example they set is how America is judged by the host nation. They are most often viewed as “warriors” or “conquerors “, seldom is the respect shown for the thousands that render aid and assistance in the time of natural disaster anywhere throughout the world.