Today is one of the most important days for us as a Nation, it is when the United States of America pays homage to our fallen soldiers.
The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day is on this day, Memorial Day, we honor our men and women that have fallen in battle.
Veterans Day we honor those who came home.
As most of you know, there has been a member of my lineage fighting for this country since 1774. Since then there has been a member of our family in a branch of the armed services. One of my brothers was in the Army, one in the Navy. Cousins that were in the Air Force, Marines and a nephew in the Air Force. Uncles that fought in WWII and one that fought in Vietnam, my youngest brother was in Vietnam.
We love this country and are willing to put our lives on the line to keep the freedoms that we hold so dear.
I feel that I don’t have the right words to properly express my gratitude to those men and women who put their lives on the line for us. For me, for my family, my children, grandchildren and countless others, so we can enjoy life in this country.
Thank you seems pitiful, seems as if it doesn’t convey how highly I think of them. How highly we all think of them, it takes someone special to put their lives on hold and join a branch of the military. Especially in these tumultuous times, I know without a doubt I do not have that fortitude.
I truly believe that there is a special place in heaven for those willing to put their lives on the line for others.
God bless each and every one of them, God bless their families for all they have endured without their father, brother, uncle, mother, sister, aunt, cousin at their sides.
Know that we, as a country, thank you for the sacrifices made for the rest of us.
May we all remember that Memorial Day is more than lake time, barbecues, cookouts and a three day weekend.