American flags were waved and cheers were heard across the nation as Sunday night's news of Osama bin Laden's death spread.
Now is as good as any to take a second and reflect back to that somber day in September 2011 and remember how many Americans joined the U.S. military to protect our freedom.
Bin Laden's death clearly illustrates the danger that American military personnel routinely face, as U.S. forces reportedly stormed a Pakistani mansion and killed the terrorist leader, fending off gunfire during the mission.
Please take a moment to remember Capt. Thomas Gramith -- a man from Eagan who died during military service since the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks. Gramith, 27, was killed in Ghazni Province on July 18, 2009.
Gramith is, of course, one of many thousands who have lost their lives in either the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks or the following warfare. Please take the time to thank or remember a veteran or military personnel below in our comments section.