Thank you to the American soldiers who bravely liberated my birth country, the Philippines, from the atrocious Japanese occupation, and enabled my parents to live in peace and raise our family. The world today is dotted with evidences of freedom from tyranny because of America's dedication to democracy. Thank you to my husband's father, grandfathers and uncles who honorably served this great country. Thank you to all American soldiers who continue to dedicate their lives in service to America, my adopted country, for protecting its liberties, so that I may raise my own children in peace. Thank you to the American soldiers' families for sharing your sons and daughters with us, so that my family may live in peace and freedom.