I hope we all take this holiday not just to rest and recharge, but also to remember the young men and women who joined the armed forces and then never had the opportunity to go to college, find their career, get married, or watch their kids do any of those things.
We enjoy not just the finest, but also the most open and accessible system of higher education in the world. The process of finding, applying, and getting accepted might occasionally be stressful or disappointing. But nothing that happens as part of the process qualifies as a tragedy.
Today, let’s take a minute to appreciate all the good we have in front of us, and to remember the sacrifice of those who fought to preserve that future.