It’s not about cookouts, or car races, or getting out of town for a three day weekend. It’s about much, much more.
It’s about this. American heroes who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Young men and women who left their homes and families and never came back.
It’s about this. It’s about honoring those heroes. About remembering that we can sleep comfortably in our beds tonight, because they sleep here forever.
It’s about remembering those who served. It’s about taking the time to thank a veteran. Because without him or her, there might not be us.
They didn’t go because they wanted to. They went because they had to. Not because their number came up with some draft board. They went because that’s what Americans do. Their country needed them. Their country called. And they answered the call.
I’m heartened to see that while our country may be divided on a lot of issues these days, one thing that most of us agree on is that we appreciate our servicemen and women. It hasn’t always been that way.
To all of my brothers and sisters who wore the uniform, and to those who are still serving, thank you from the very bottom of my heart. Welcome home.
Thought For The Day – One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.