Each year the TSA collects an average of $465,000 in unclaimed money from security checkpoints across the country.
It's the question asked by Gold Star families -- the loved ones of our fallen -- when I meet them at funerals or public events.
This Memorial Day, while you are enjoying your class reunion, family get-together, outdoor barbeque, or an extra day off work, please remember all the Bernie Deghands who died serving this great country so that you can enjoy the freedoms that have been bought and paid for with real lives of real people.
Americans want to honor the veterans and service members who sacrifice so much to defend our country. That’s why we have holidays like Memorial Day. Yet members of our military deserve more than speeches and parades. They deserve policies that reduce the price that they and their families have to pay for their service.
“How did you ever make it, Dad? How did you ever make it?”
"He said we deserved to lose a few guys." Warning: Language.
"I kind of like it [being called your excellency]."
"She was left a widow with three boys to raise. Eventually she began dating again. Four years later, her fiancé, who had been in the Coast Guard, died too."
Four years ago, this annual Christmas column was written from Baquba, Iraq, while our Fox News "War Stories" team was embedded with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division and special operations units operating against the Iranian-supported Mahdi Army in the outskirts of Baghdad. A year earlier, the Christmas 2006 column was written in Ramadi, Iraq, while we were embedded with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines in what was then the bloodiest place on the planet.
In economics, the first lesson I teach my pupils is the lesson of things that are seen and things that are not seen. Actions have some effects that are readily apparent and others are overlooked or not perceived. It’s the same with our military veterans.
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