2012 Man of the Year: The United States Armed Forces

U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan / AP

U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan / AP

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The Washington Free Beacon salutes the some 3 million active duty and reserve personnel of the United States Armed Forces who work every day to secure American ideals and interests around the globe.

The sun never sets on the Americans who serve the stars and stripes and who further the safety and progress of liberty.

We pause to reflect on and remember the courage and honor of the 68,000 soldiers who continue to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and mourn the loss of all of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice during America’s long war on terror.

America’s patriot soldiers truly are the men and women of this year—and of every year.