Today we honor, remember, and respect the brave men and women who served.
They gave us freedom, liberty, and protection.
At this moment, pilots, solders, sailors, and even people at a desk, protect us day and night.
My life, your life, your family's life, is in the hands of the people on the field.
From wooden boats, to high-tech stealth subs, from cannons to rail guns,
from muskets to high-tech machine guns, from
Cloth and wood trip-planes to today's stealth jets.
No matter the weapons, they don't matter.
It is the bravery in the hearts of these brave veterans.
Remember, when ya wake up tomorrow and play video games.
Remember. The brave people protecting you.
Rex Charroin of Redding, shown on the left with his brother, mother and father at the Lincoln Memorial, is a student at Excel Academy, which is where he wrote and presented the above speech for Veterans Day.