One year ago, I posted, “Memorial Day – Fly the Flag and be Thankful.” Due largely to the great graphic it has been among my most popular posts. I am reposting it below. I hope all who read it will take the time to remember the brave men and women who have provided us with the freedoms we enjoy. It is our “Responsibility – Freedom Demands It.”
I am very sad to hear that our President has chosen to campaign for Senator Boxer in California instead of remaining in Washington to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He will be represented by VP Joe Biden. My understanding is that the last time a President failed to lay the wreath on Memorial Day was in 1992 when George Bush I was represented by VP Dan Quayle. Bush was reportedly playing golf in Kennebunkport, just as bad an affront to the Military and Veterans as Mr. Obama’s plans for this weekend.
Today, every American should stop, think and say a prayer for the men and women who have given their lives that we might be free. Whether the World War two hero or the 18 year old who died while standing guard at a base in some far flung outpost in Afghanistan, all veterans should be remembered for their service to our country.
It gives me pause to think that our great nation was built by men and women working in a free and secure environment, one secured by our veterans. No other nation in the world has contributed as much to improve the lot of man. This has happened because our people have been free to realize their potential like no other people before them.
I hope our leaders will respect the efforts of our fallen heros. I hope they have the wisdom to help preserve our hard-earned freedoms.