|Never forget who paid the price for the freedom to chose.|
Why is it that we have selected only one day out of the year to honor those that have given everything but there souls so we can have burgers on the grill or have a picnic in the park?
I guess when things are going well, the trouble that others see and then rise to the occasion are forgotten. Out of sight and out of mind I guess.
Still, there are many who know the sacrifice, the pain that lingers in the body and the mind of those that did the rough things while others slept in the beds, secure.
It is the right thing today to at least have some thoughts about how we got to this point in time where we are living in the greatest nation on earth ever, and thanking the millions that are not here to enjoy the fruits of their last and greatest personal sacrifice.
God bless this country, it's all volunteer military, it's flag and what it stands for. The freedom to chose without fear, without intimidation or threats of violence from an all powerful single minded and centralized government that has absolute power over us.
Today, and every once an a while, recite the pledge to our flag and ponder what it means to be an American ; " I pledge alliance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.''
Understand and believe, 'freedom means having nothing else to lose'.