Countless people have fought for our freedoms: freedom to speak, freedom to assemble; freedom to worship or not… I profoundly thank them. As a person over 65, with a preexisting condition; I also want to thank you for your patriotic and generous act of wearing a mask. Your mask is anything but selfish. Your mask will not protect you from me. But your mask may protect me from you, if you are an unknowing Covid carrier. The mask is not 100% effective, but every bit helps as our country battles a killer virus together.
And so, when I see you on the street, in a park, and even in a socially-distanced restaurant while you are not eating or drinking ~ pardon my interruption when I ~ just as I do with soldiers in uniform ~ thank you for your service to our country.
God bless America. And God bless you.