It is getting close to Memorial Day Weekend and people will being doing a ton of different stuff. Picnics, BBQ’s, fishing, working in the garden or the yard. Maybe even going to the various stores or car lots and making a major purchase.
Now I have to admit I am not your rah rah American flag waiving citizen. Tend to keep those things I cherish to myself. I believe that I am a true patriot, who values the American Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the values my parents taught me.
To vote at every election, to respect the flag and all it stands for. To be able to sing the Star Spangled Banner and America The Beautiful by heart ( terrible singer). Still do the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and yes with the phrase “under God”. To honor our servicemen both present and past. Not just on this coming weekend but every day.
Most of you know that I am an old guy, soon to be 68. Have relatives who fought in WW II, Korea, Nam and yes the current wars in the middle east. I salute them and thank them for the service.
It doesn’t matter if you are on the right or on the left these brave men and women are fighting for you. Some have been badly injured already and others will be in the future. Families have made the ultimate sacrifice by losing a loved one.
So please take the time and remember them not just this weekend but every day. They are serving and protecting the rights we so dearly treasure. Say a prayer that they all come home safely and to the families they have left behind.