28 May 2007

Memorial Day

It is appropriate this Memorial Day to salute all those who have given their lives in defense of this nation. Without their sacrifices we would not be free to ask questions, to challenge our political leaders and to take an active role in our system of government. To them we owe an unrepayable debt.

The United States of America was born from the blood and ashes of war--the Revolutionary War. It was fought to defend the "self-evident truth that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." As feee men and women, do we owe this gift to the rest of mankind?

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
Moina Michael


Judy said...

Cool, love your blog. Me and my fiance` do reeactments for the Revolutionary war. I met your sister Bonnie last year at Vitamin World headquarters.

Hope you stay save.

God Bless You

The Gatekeeper said...

I came upon your blog today. Wish I had found it before. I'll be reading your thoughts from now on. Stay safe, come home soon and stay the course. I know I'm a stranger but if I can send you and your fellow soldiers a card, or a care package just let me know. Again you are in my prayers. Thank you for all you're doing, stay safe and I pray you get to go home soon.