As I sit here on the morning of Memorial Day , and watch TV commercials about Fantastic Memorial Day Sales events, for furniture or cars... I can’t help but wonder how many people don’t even know what Memorial Day is really about. They scurry about shopping, getting food for a BBQ or going on a 3 day mini-vacation somewhere and probably never think about the sacrifices that were made just so we could live the fantastically blessed lives we are able to lead in the United States.
Freedom isn’t free. It sounds trite, but it’s so very true. The liberty that we all enjoy in our great Nation is paid for with the lives of fallen soldiers. Look at the wonderful nation around you. We owe all of it to our veterans, and to our fallen heroes. It is they who preserve our Constitution and our way of life. Without them, the America we know and love would be very, very different. (and not in a good way!)
In November we will honor our Veterans.... the brave among us who have served and sacrificed for our beloved country. But this weekend, we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, those who have paid the highest price for our liberty. Their lives were cut short, their hopes and dreams never realized. Their families, though proud, would forever know the sorrow of loss. And they did it all for us, without knowing us, so that liberty (Liberty is a concept of political philosophy and identifies the condition in which an individual has the right to act according to his or her own will.) would prevail in America and grow around the world.
God Bless the American Military. If you would like to show your appreciation for what they do, go to www.anysoldier.com and click on “where to send”... read some of their letters. Then pick a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine to support by sending them a letter or care package. They need to know we still care.
Have a safe and happy, and hopefully grateful Memorial Day!!!!!