Si vis pacem, para bellum. -Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Roman Military strategist (c. 390 A.D.)
The above quote translates to "If you want peace, prepare for war." In honor of Veteran's Day, I think it's fitting to not only recognize the brave men and women who are deployed over seas, but those who work tirelessly on U.S. soil to ensure that no matter what comes our way, America will be ready to protect its own and those who cannot protect themselves.
Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem. -Attributed to Ronald Reagan