To my friend, John Priestner, and to all that paid the ultimate sacrifice, everyday but especially today, THANK YOU.

John, you made me laugh everyday.  Whether it was getting busted with firecrackers on "our" senior trip at 6 Flags (I'm glad my Dad was with us and not yours.)  Spending countless hours at each others house.  Skipping school  to go crow hunting in the back of the yellow truck (why walk, when you can just shoot out of the truck bed) before the Ozzy concert, I think the Statute of Limitations is up for that.  Being a part of your wedding to Teresa.  Finally, and sadly, speaking at your memorial, it was an honor to be asked by your family.  You meant a lot to me then and you mean a lot to me now.  THANK YOU for being a friend and THANK YOU for what you did for our country.  God Bless You, John Priestner.