Tomorrow marks our traditional National Holiday to remember all of our veterans that have given their lives in service to our country while serving in any and all of our branches of our military. Simply put, while we enjoy this time off of work to be with family and enjoy holiday related events, please take the time to thank those that have bravely given their lives so that our freedom to enjoy all of our days may continue in peace and liberty. Not to be confused with Veteran's Day wherein we celebrate all that have served and are currently serving our great nation, Memorial Day is a day to remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation with the giving of their lives while serving all of US.
As a proud American who is consistently worried about the direction our great nation may be heading, there is one thing that is certain. Great respect and homage must be given not to our politicians, but to the brave men and women that serve in our military instead, especially those that lost their lives while serving US. Despite a history of chastising returning veterans during Viet Nam, it is obvious that our nation has learned certain lessons the hard way. Those lessons? To treat all veterans with dignity and with the physical, psychological and financial support they need. Now if only our Congress would be required by the voters to guarantee such support!
So please take a moment or two to ponder how great your lives are, while thinking about the lives and families disrupted by the tragic loss of a loved one killed in action for our country. It is a small price we collectively should pay for the ultimate sacrifice paid by our proud members of our military. To those that have lost loved ones killed in action, and to those that that have paid that ultimate price, I salute you! Have a great week!
* Please note that I will be attending College Board's Advanced Placement Reading in Salt Lake City, Utah beginning Thursday, June 2 through Friday, June 10, 2016. No promises whether a blog will be posted next Sunday. Be well. DRR