The other day I took care of a patient who had just returned from Iraq. As we were taking him back for surgery he kept saying how grateful and appreciative he was for us and all that we were doing. I was taken back for two reasons. First, no one ever says that right before surgery. They are usually scared and don't say much. And second, here was a boy who had seen and been in the terrible conditions of war and he's grateful for us?
I want to say, that even though this country is not perfect, I wouldnt want to live anywhere else. I am grateful for every single person who is serving this country and risk their lives for freedom. God bless our soldiers and those whose lives were taken on 9/11.