Ready and willing to do what is askedPublished 11:15am Friday, May 25, 2012
The real meaning of Memorial Day
Every man, woman and child in this country owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have fought, sacrificed and even died for our country. Veterans are the reason we enjoy the freedoms we have today, the reason so many of us can, and do, take for granted the freedoms we enjoy in the United States.
Veterans have answered the call of duty and been there when our country called upon them. Ready and willing to do what is asked of them. Often leaving their family, job and comfortable home to travel to a far off country trading their comfortable homes and life style for a tent, a sleeping bag and, if lucky enough, a cot.
And many veterans have paid dearly for their commitment to country, their duty and the pursuit for freedom and our way of life. Broken homes, broken bodies, minds and even their lives have been the price that was extracted in the pursuit of our freedoms.
So this weekend as you BBQ, take out that boat or gather with friends, take some time to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day.
Take time to honor those men and women who stood up and did their duty when their country called. Take time to say thank you, we not only recognize your sacrifices but we appreciate them and we honor you.