I drove by a business today that had on their sign; "We honor those who served". Nice sentiment, but that is NOT what we observe this weekend. This is the Memorial Day Weekend and we should be honoring and remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to secure and maintain our freedom! Those who died, in the uniform of the fighting forces of the United States of America. From the Revolution in 1776 to the current operations in Afghanistan. And all the forgotten wars, police actions, and secret ops that have happened to keep us secure and free. Many of these men, even most of them, were volunteers. All of them served with pride, with honor, and reflected great credit upon themselves, their parents, their leaders, their shipmates, and their country. We are a nation because of their sacrifice.
I challenge you to take your family and visit a National Cemetery or a Veteran's Cemetery this weekend. Let your children see the grave markers of those who died to keep them free! Take minute and reflect on how their sacrifice made your life better. Take a minute and remember them, say a prayer and thank GOD for these men.
Memorial Day is for the fallen, Remember them this weekend.