Memorial Day 2007

Despite my apparent cynicism, Memorial Day has always meant something to me.  Having grown up in the house of a WWII combat veteran, Purple Heart and Bronze Star, I was reared on the stories of pain, sacrifice and honor in the name of our country.  A bit jingoistic, perhaps, but when honor comes at the price of a human life, it is something worthy of our remembrance.

The catch phrase today is that freedom is not free.  But what is this freedom that is worthy of fighting, and dying, for?  To show our respect for those who gave their lives for freedom, those of us who remain should be willing to stand up for that freedom and defend it.  We don’t fight for a particular President.  We don’t fight for a political party.  We don’t fight for some transitory policy.  We fight for enduring freedom.  Don’t give up the fight.  Take a moment today to think about it.  Others have given their lives for it.  It’s not much to do.

One thought on “Memorial Day 2007

Comments are closed.