Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thank a Veteran

Yesterday as I was sitting on my comfy couch I started thinking about Memorial Day. It is a long holiday weekend to go see family, go to the lake or go the beach. Yet, this holiday (also known as Decoration Day) is really a day set aside for us to honor our soldiers. As I continued to sit on my comfy couch I watched a news segment about some local veterans. Most if those men were in their late seventies and early eighties and fought in WWII. They are not going to be around too much longer to share their wisdom with us and share their stories. We need to take the time to thank them every chance we get and allow them to share their story with us. Our soldiers are the ones who defend our country, its values and its freedom. We also have our new veterans coming back from a war that has seen much controversy. We must thank them in the same way because they have fought just as hard as those in the World Wars, Korean War and Vietnam. Regardless if we think this current war is right or wrong, we must be thankful to those who choose to go and put their life on the line for the USA. It makes me wish I had had more time with my Pawpaw so I could have heard about WWII, being a POW and being a young boy far from home. I am flying my flag and my Americana wreath at my house with gratitude. Thank you to all those who have allowed me that freedom.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog. I am so glad that you have the heart of thanking the veterans. not too many young people do that. i had tears sunday morning during church when the congregation said out loud the veterans that they knew. then taps was played. it sure made me feel honored to be in this country that they fought for. i wanted to say out loud a couple of names, but i wasn't a member there so i didn't. good for you for having a grateful heart.