Remember the Fallen

by Steve on May 29, 2017

Today is not Veteran’s Day – we have our day and we appreciate all the thanks.  Today we honor those that gave their lives for their country.  The sons and daughters that never made it home.  Think about that in personal terms for at least a brief moment.  Everyone who has served this country lost friends, brothers, or sisters.  Today is about them and the families they left behind.  Ever since congress changed Memorial day from May 30th to the last Monday in May the disconnected masses have forgotten what the day is supposed to be about.  It’s just another long weekend, a day off from work, grilling, boating, and play.  While you’re engaging in your 3-day weekend take a moment to remember who gave it to you.

Those who serve or have done so appreciate your gratitude but they will be quick to gently remind you today does not belong to them.  If you feel the urge to thank someone in uniform today please alter your thanks and honor the fallen by saying something more appropriate like “I’m sorry for your loss.”

To the ageless faces that float in my memory I whisper “Rest easy my brother, we have passed your saber and it is in good hands indeed.”  Your sacrifice was not in vain.  Wish you were still here…

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