We took time to go to church and also attend our local Memorial day service at the local cemetery. This is always a solemn occasion to me. When I think of the number of men and women who have given their lives in defense of this country, or on orders from the commander-in-chief, I am humbled.
All military men sign a statement that they are willing to give their lives in defense of this great country, many pay the ultimate sacrifice.
The USA has been involved in many wars and conflicts. As a neophyte in politics and world issues, I am not sure all of them were necessary. I do believe that the two world wars were something freedom loving nations could not ignore.
We in the USA were fortunate that both those wars were fought on other’s soil. I am sure you folk in England (including the rest of Europe) and the folks in the Pacific can answer much better.
No one can ever know the joys and family love that the dying missed by giving their lives. All I know is that we are free because of their sacrifice. And as Abe Lincoln said at Gettysburg,(paraphrased) “We cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate this place, because the blood of the men who died have consecrated it much above our poor power to add or detract.
PLEASE Remember the fallen, and the ones in harm’s way as I type. Now, As I think, I cry, “Bring them home NOW!” We have shed enough blood.
God Bless you all, we will return later.