Monday, May 31, 2010

Honoring our Heroes

While we may not agree with past or present wars, that is our option; to voice our opinions, to protest, to complain about the government and their handling of situations we feel strongly about; however, those rights are being protected by our soldiers. Many of them young men who have not even begun to live their lives, they are fighting and dying for our country.

Let's remember that is what today, Memorial Day, is about. Not only to have a long weekend, barbecue, and spend time enjoying our families. Let us remember are young men and women who are not able to do that, but are in a foreign country, missing their families, the comforts of life, and showing bravery in the face of what would be terrorizing for many of us. There are children who are missing their parents today, families who are struggling financially because soldiers, especially those young, new soldiers who are recently enlisted, do not make a descent pay check but have one of the toughest jobs I know.

My father was a veteran, and while he is no longer with me, having passed many years ago, he is always in my heart and thought. Today I would like to thank the soldiers and their families for their sacrifices, especially to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice; we love and support you and pray you return home safely and receive the honor that you so deserve.

This song, in honor of our country and soldiers, was one I recall being played constantly in the aftermath of 9-11. I could not think of a more appropriate song for today.

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