On this Memorial Day, not only do I remember that freedom is not free, but I remind Chad because I think the meaning of some of our most important holidays are being lost on the younger generations. For too many, today is a day off from work, a day to fish or BBQ. Yes, it’s a day to spend with family and friends . . there are never enough of those days but more importantly, it’s a day to remember and honor those who have given their lives in service to our country.
We will never know and I hope we never find out what our lives would be like had these brave men and women not fought and died for this country. Thank you doesn’t seem quite adequate, does it?
As I think of those who came before us, those who fought for what too many of us take for granted, and those who are away now defending our freedom, I also remember the wives/husbands who have been left behind to raise the children and keep the households going, as well as the kids who have given up their moms and dads.
I’d also like to thank those who are serving our country, as well as the family members left behind who worry and pray for these folks daily. Thank you all for your service!