My FIL was a WWII vet who fought to preserve our freedoms. He was on the beach of Normandy, seeing and enduring things that no man should ever have to see. He took most of those terrifying stories to his grave, but we do know that his hair turned white overnight from the stress of war. He was a master sergeant and definitely a patriot. He watched his friends die so that we could continue to have the right to vote.
My parents always voted when we were kids. They would argue about the candidates and then head for the polls. My grandma was an election judge for as long as I could remember. We don't take this responsibility lightly.
It doesn't matter to me if you vote for Romney or Obama, but please, if you are a citizen of the United States of America, take a few minutes and head to the polls today. Let your voice be heard. Somebody's dad, husband, brother, and wife died so that you could have that right.
OK, getting off my soapbox now...
sometimes I get a bit carried away.
Please go vote! :)