Saturday, May 23, 2009
To many people Memorial Day is just another day off to enjoy a cookout, some cold drinks, and time with friends and family. But to me and all those who have friends, husbands, daughters, sons and loved ones in uniform or who are veterans it is more than that.
You see, you would not be able to enjoy your freedom if it were not for our best and brightest who have chosen for whatever reason to don the uniform and go into harm's way for the sake of all of us.The sacrifices, stresses, and emotional turmoil these kids endure should make you get down on your knees and thank God that there are people like those in the following pictures who have their all so that you can have an extra day off. Pause for a moment to remember to whom exactly you owe that privilege
So the next time you see a service man or woman, don't be shy. Walk up and shake their hand, give them a hug, tell them "Thank You" or "Good to see you home" or just a simple "Thanks". And when you hear a vet from that generation that fought WW2 telling his or her stories for millionth time don't roll your eyes, go get a pad and a pencil and write that story down because once that person is gone so is the story.
Remember, they are giving all their tomorrows for our todays. Honor them appropriately at every opportunity.These are true American Idols!