On Memorial Day, we remember those that have fallen.
On Memorial Day, we remember the lives that have been lost. The people who have given everything to their country. Not because they had to. Not because it was “just a job”. But because a handful of our nations brightest and best decided that it was their calling to serve and protect this country. While you all are grilling out, and swimming, and enjoying this beginning of summer with friends and family, take some time, say a prayer, and remember those that have died to help protect this country.
I always think about a conversation I had with a buddy of mine at work.
We were talking about a fellow co-worker, James, and how he continually signs up to go back overseas. My buddy says, “Man, I don’t know how he does it. Every time he comes back to work, he’s only back for maybe a year and he signs back up for another tour and is off again! I don’t get it.”
Myself, also not being a military person, responded back, “Yeah, I don’t get it either. I don’t know how he leaves his family and children behind to go overseas. But you know what? Thank God for people like James, because if it wasn’t for people like James, you and I would be crapping ourselves in a ditch somewhere right now.”
And that’s the truth.
Cross-posted at www.mattersofopinion.net, www.ktracy.com, and www.thepetersonpost.com