Friday, May 22, 2009
Thoughts on Memorial Day
Hope you all have a relaxing Memorial Day!
I would like to say a word about our men and women serving, past and present, in the Armed Forces. Each and every day, I am grateful that many Americans are willing to give up their civilian life and enter a world of extreme service. A world where they might be asked to die for my protection. To those folks, I say a heartfelt and enduring thank you! Memorial Day belongs to you, and this grateful nation will not forget your sacrifice.
To those who would take those brave Americans and throw their lives & limbs down a sewer for monetary gains, for unlimited corporate contracts, for control of natural resources, well, Memorial Day is NOT for you. For you I have nothing but contempt and anger. On Memorial Day you should visit the maimed and damaged in a Vet's home, visit the widowed and orphaned, visit the bombed-out families of Iraq and Afghanistan, then go take a long hard look in the mirror and into your soul. You should be ashamed.
Our family will be relaxing on a Wisconsin lake with the wonderful MG. See you next week.