Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day, a day for the real heroes

Whether or not you agree with actions of the brave men and women who serve and have served our country does not matter. They have made the choice to defend our country and freedoms. Remember and honor all those who are currently serving, those who never returned, and those who came back forever changed. If you see someone who is currently serving or know someone that has be sure to thank them.

But, more important, how can we honor and mourn these troops and all the fallen heroes before them if we don’t, as Americans, resolve that our nation will never again send our men and women into harm’s way in distant lands on a whim, on bombast, on a prevarication. Resolve that if and when we do so — as a last resort and only in defense of our nation and our freedom– we will make sure our troops have the nation’s support and the means and leadership to achieve the mission so that we can, quickly and honestly, claim “mission accomplished” and bring our troops safely home. Finally, resolve that when we do send our men and women into harm’s way, we will take proper care of them when they return, especially of those with physical and mental wounds, and in particular of the dependent loved ones left behind by our fallen heroes

1 comment:

  1. Please support our men and women in all branches of the service that gave their lives to protect us Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. They are the reason that we are here.

    Al Petro