We might be living under a repressive regime, but we're not. We might be suffering from hunger or thirst, but we're not. We might have few human rights, but that's not the case. We might need to run for our lives, but that situation is not ours.
Not now, not at this moment, because " ... the last full measure of devotion" is on the line for so many of our defenders whose bodies, hearts and souls are the currency of our freedom.
"Thank You" is a small offering for such sacrifice.