It’s Memorial Day, and for a lot of us that is a day off work and having BBQs with family and friends. At least that is what it has turned into as of late. Don’t get me wrong I definitely feel like there are those people that commemorate those who have served this country, but I think more times then not we tend to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. I’m not saying it is a massive holiday like Christmas, but I still think there is a certain reverence that should be acknowledged for those who served and are continually servicing this country. Men and women are risking their lives to protect what America stands for, even if sometimes that is on the fence as of late. Despite that, those people are fighting/fought for the freedom we have today, and rather than having burgers and beers I think we should take a moment to give a shout out to those fine men and women.
Now I don’t have many family or friends that served in the military or political office, but I do have some. So, today I want to thank them for the service they have done and continue to do for not only me but for the American people. I want to thank those who risked their lives to protect this country even if what we are fighting for brings mixed emotions.
You may not agree with what we are fighting for or what our political figures are doing for this country, but they still deserve our respect. They are trying their best to create and maintain the home that we have. I know it is hard especially if you don’t agree with it one hundred percent, but that doesn’t give us the right to not be thankful for those who fight for this country every day.
Here are to the men and women who fought for this country and for those who are still fighting for this country today. We thank you for your service.