Today, as a country, we pause to say thank you and remember soldiers who died while serving in the armed services. Millions of people have proudly worn the stars and stripes and made the ultimate sacrifice for what they believed in and what this country claims as its pillars. For what others were willing to give, I have a pretty good life. There are no ifs, and or buts about it. They did what I was not and am not willing to do and fight for. While I don’t personally know anyone who has died in battle, I have a host of family members who are either retired or active, dead or alive, who served various branches of the military.
While I keep fighting the temptation to talk about the injustices of this country, especially with recent issues in Cleveland, Ohio (Google it), I won’t. Not today. What I can say is thank you to the men and women who have given their lives in just and unjust domestic and international wars. We celebrate your life and the freedoms afforded to us because of you.