My dad served in the military, as well as many other members of my family and several close friends. Most of us know at least someone who has served.
We use the term serve because the idea has always been the same: Service to your country, your family and community.
‘Memorial Day: a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.’ –Wikipedia
Thinking back on those who served, I always try to do so with a sense of honor. They were willing to put their life on the line for the rest of us.
That’s a noble idea and it demands our respect.
I will add one more thing, because it needs to be said.
I believe that the trust our veterans placed in their government and their military was grossly misplaced and betrayed long ago.
When our veterans did their service, it was to protect those at home not to wage senseless wars overseas.
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave
Are American’s free? Absolutely not.
We haven’t been free in my lifetime. We’ve been under the boot of government tyranny through taxes, regulations and outright deception. We now face a medical tyranny; one that restricts our freedom even more so.
Are American’s brave? Sadly, not anymore.
Wearing masks and being afraid all the time of some pretend, made-for-prime-time, illusionary pandemic isn’t a show of courage. It isn’t what I would call being brave. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Truth demands more sunlight, in order to properly grow.
I won’t dwell on this anymore in this post, but in order to stay honest and continue striving to be an honest person, it had to be mentioned.
This begs the following question: If you do what’s right, but it was based on a lie and turns out to be bad, are you still a good person?
I can’t answer that one, so I won’t even try.
Happy Memorial Day, please try to remember all of those who came before us with honor and respect!
-I am Crandew