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Memorial Day

The Long, Hard Road Back For America’s Valiant Soldiers

Get rid of the parades and replace them with a community ceremony on Veterans Day attended by citizens, who are willing to give meaning to the words “I support the troops”, showing up at town halls across the land to hear our Veterans speak about the war, their own particular wars. Some Veterans will be proud of their service, some will be angry, and some will be unable to speak as tears flow down their face. A community ceremony like that would finally return the experience of war to our entire nation, rather than just leaving it to the people who fought. 

Remember… It Is Called “Memorial” Day

If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.

Tomorrow, Please Don’t Say “Happy” Memorial Day… Please

Tomorrow is more about remembrance than celebration. It’s OK to be “happy” tomorrow and every day, but that should not be our focus. “Happy” should not be part of our greeting as we interact with friends and relatives. So, while we’re busy playing horseshoes, eating watermelon, and enjoying the advent of a new summer season, we should all take a few moments and remember what this weekend is really all about.

Sacrifices and Exemplary Lives… A Grateful Nation Thanks Each Of You

Since our nation’s founding, the strong independent nature of the American people carried over into the military, which enabled America to pursue her best interests and to become the strongest and wealthiest nation in the world. The wheel of destiny has turned so that any hope for peace and freedom will hinge on America’s moral courage and a U.S. military that ensures “peace through strength.”