May 25, 2009

Remembering our nation's heroes

Happy Memorial Day!

Today Americans of all demographics will get together with their families. They will head to parks, beaches, and playgrounds. They will fire up some charcoal and cook steaks, burgers, and hot dogs. They'll drink lots of Kool-aid, and lots of beer.

Most Americans will take full advantage of this national holiday and will enjoy their day off of work.

Still other Americans will spend today away from their families. Some will stand watch. Some will sit back and miss their families even though they know that duty calls them to be away from their families at this time. Some will spend the day in bunkers, firing shots from time to time at the enemy and being shot at. Some may die.

It is these folks and those who have gone before them who we are to remember today. The soldiers overseas and at home who are engaged in the battle for our freedom and the battle to bring freedom to others. They are America's best. May we remember them not just today, but every day. And may each of us take the opportunity, when we see one of these courageous men and women, to approach them and say, "thank you." They need to know that we appreciate them—and not just for the day off of work."

Happy Memorial Day. And thank you to all of you who serve. You are greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Amen! I always think of my father on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.


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