Once again we arrive at the time each year that we honor our fallen warriors. It's not about picnics, it's not about the start of the summer season, the opening of pools, heading to the beach, etc. The day is set aside to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our great country. It is because of these warriors that we are free today. We are free to cookout with our family and friends regardless of their race, religion or creed. We are free to drive anywhere in our great country we wish to go. We are free to fly to most any other country and return to our own without fear of reprisal.
However, this freedom we all enjoy is not free and never will be free. It is said that "good people sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" Many of these rough men are far away from those who they love this weekend, however they are not far from their military family, their brothers and sisters in arms who with them stand ready to make any sacrifice for their country, their family, and their brothers and sisters.
Please take a moment to read What is a Vet from Sgt Allen @ Contact Right Taking Fire.
Please take a moment or two this weekend to remember the fallen who have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedom that many take for granted everyday.
Fly your American Flags, not just for the holiday but everyday.