Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.  Rather, we should thank God that such men lived."  General George S. Patton

This is the first Memorial Day since my father's passing and as heavy as my heart is I do truly thank God that he lived.  A veteran of the Korean War (conflict?) Dad had a deep love and pride for his country.  To be sure, he was disgusted with the current Administration and he was none too happy with the Republicans in Congress.  A life long Republican, he held his party to a higher standard than Democrats and his party had not lived up to the standards he had set.  Still, he believed in his fellow citizen's abilities to set things straight. 

Whether we don the uniform or not each of us owes a debt to each of those crosses pictured above, and to the lives they represent, to serve and protect the Constitution of the United States.  It falls on each of us to live our lives in such a way that we honor the freedoms that have come to us at such a very high price.  And rather than keep those freedoms to ourselves, see that all are afforded the liberties that we enjoy.

Happy Memorial Day to all.  Freedom is worth dying for-pass it on.

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