Today marks a very special day to the United States of America. Today is the day we remember and honor those men and women that gave their lives in the service and protection of our great country.
Of course when the country is at war it becomes all too easy to look past the fact that every year men and women die serving our country. Some die in battle. Some die in transport. Some die in training. But the sad fact is that lives are lost every year in the service of our country.
I personally stand to honor all men and women that have given of themselves for my freedoms and liberties. It is not easy putting your life in danger. It is especially unfathomable to put your life on the line for folks that you do not know, like people all over the country that depend on our armed forces to maintain our freedoms (no folks, congress, voting and our legal system do NOT do this for us) or people in other countries that have been set free by our military activities on their soil. We should get this straight right here and now: American soldiers are heros – plain and simple.
They do things that most normal people would not even imagine doing. They face risks and dangers that we will never ever have to face. They stand in the face of certain death and stare it down so that fellow Americans can live to tell their stories. Our soldiers kick butt and take names.
So today try to spend a moment or two thinking about the liberties and freedoms you get to experience daily. Think of the all the things you get to do today that other folks in other countries don’t get to do because of where they live. And as you consider these things, try, for a second, to think of a man or woman laying in the field of battle, not breathing, not fighting anymore, not moving but still serving.
We are free to live because others fought for it. I thank those that have kept me free. God bless you.