On this, the day before Memorial Day, I'd like to make a salute and express heartfelt thanks and appreciation, for all those who have laid down their lives defending the freedoms we enjoy today.
They've done this from farmers at Lexington and Concord with their squirrel rifles, standing toe to toe with the mightiest army on the face of the earth, right up to the present where we are still losing fathers, mothers, children, to the extremists in Afghanistan and Iraq. The armament is different, the situation is different, but it is the same sacrifice.
I hope to God they'll always do it. I wish to God it weren't necessary. I thank God they have always been willing to take the risk.
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May 30, 2004, 04:24 PM
AMEN. Nothing more to say.
May 30, 2004, 05:24 PM
I agree, truebluedog -
May 30, 2004, 05:26 PM
Amen, and to all who have served, and are serving now, thanks.
May 30, 2004, 05:41 PM
I went out to Ft Logan this morning and walked by a few names I knew in another life. Wanted to be alone with thoughts. I'd rather remember in quiet than ceremony. God bless and keep those standing between the world and danger.
Vaya Con Dios mio Campadres
May 30, 2004, 05:42 PM
I'll be part of the memorial day parade tomorrow in Sacramento...my bike is actually gonna get a bath and we're covering the worst of the prior crash damage with yellow ribbons :). It's also getting a yellow light...I'll be on traffic control, apparantly.