My fellow USMB members, first let me say how proud I am of all of you for the display of passion that you all display for the candidates and issues you support. This election comming very soon will show the world that no matter how much we disagree ultimately the peaceful transition of power is a message that the entire world stands up and takes notice of. Everyone that is involved that takes the time to vote do one thing, no matter what your views , you validate the 200 plus year history of this wonderful nation. You define what it means to be an American and no matter who you vote for and why, each of us has reason to be proud that we stand like those who came before us in the finest traditions of this nation and move this nation ever forward. As a a retired Military Aviator on a further note, let me say that I am proud of each and everyone of you for your passion and deep love of this country that you take the time to involve yourself in it's traditions. Just remember, when you don't vote you lay your voice upon the table for others to speak for you. So in order to have a voice, vote! if you need motivation to vote, think of the millions of Americans that have come before you that have given you that right. Your vote validates their existance and creates a country for the next generation to validate yours.