Someone asked me how I respond when somebody thanks me for my military service. Perhaps this is quirky of me, but I ask them what they do. I then thank them for their service. It was people like them who gave meaning to what I did. This country is worth fighting for because of each and every one of us. I defended the freedom of the man who sold me a Big Mac. If he is able to do his job well, then I know I did mine. What makes this country great is not its military, but the ones whom the military protects.