Memorial Day is not just a reason for a 3 day weekend to bbq and go to the beach. It is a day to remember and pay tribute to the service men and women who died while protecting us and our freedoms.
|“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.”
|I have heard some say that our military doesn’t protect our freedoms, that they are just a type of government paid and controlled contract killers. If you don’t think they protect our freedoms, think this way – the pure existence of a U.S. Military is protecting our freedoms. It tells individuals, groups and complete countries that they should not even consider trying to invade or threaten the livelihood of the American people. Without the military, the attacks on our shores would not have stopped at Pearl Harbor. With the decrease in our military, and a president who sees nothing wrong with apologizing to the same people who burn our flags and threaten our way of life, my generation’s version of Pearl Harbor- 9/11 hasn’t stopped with the single days attacks. The attacks continue and more are planned each day. I believe the violence in our country would be perpetuated and far worse with the continued weakening of our military.|
Wow. Off on a tangent. This was not supposed to be a political rant!
My original line of thinking was this – be thankful of our servicemen and women. They have fought and served so I can have the freedom to go off on a tangent and voice my opinions whenever I want.
I remind people often, you don’t necessarily have to support the cause, but you should always support the troops.
A few of my favorite charities benefit our soldiers. If you have the money to donate, please do. If you don’t, how about some time? Spread the word:
I have stayed at the Fisher House while visiting with LCPL Dork when he had shoulder surgery. Will stay with them again when I drive him back. The Fisher House is sort of like the “Ronald McDonald House” for the military and their families.
Happy Memorial Day. Thank you, to the fallen, our heroes without capes.