Memorial Day 2012 – A Time to Remember

Memorial Day 2012As a retired military combat veteran, Memorial Day holds a very special meaning for me. It’s a time to reflect back and honor those who not only served, but made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation and her people.

Many people have tried to capture the essence of it. Few accomplished it.  Billy Ray Cyrus’ song titled, “Some Gave All” is one of them:

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

What non-veterans cannot comprehend is the guilt felt by many of those who make it home. Jamey Garner’s song titled, “That’s What Soldiers Do” showed remarkable insight :

Those emotional wounds run deep and those veterans returning home need our support more than ever.

Freedom is not free. We enjoy our liberties because brave men and women have always been willing to put everything on the line in order to insure them.

If you love America and our way of life, thank a veteran. Their blood has been shed preserving the liberty that we enjoy and many take for granted.

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