Memorial Day is the day, usually the last Monday in May, that is set aside to honor those that died in service to our country.
There are a lot of stories about where it started and how it started, but in reality none of those really matter.
All that matters is a lot of good men and women have died in our military for one reason or another defending our country, our countries beliefs or attempting to help other nations through military force.
Whether you agree with the wars we are in now, or any of the other wars we have ever been in, you do need to give thanks that we live in a country that has many brave men and women that are willing to serve in it’s armed forces.
Without people willing to make a stand, none of us would be able to enjoy the rights and freedoms we have today.
If those first men hadn’t of stood up to a tyrant we would still be property of the British Crown, if other’s hadn’t of stood up against evil, a ruthless ruler would have wiped out most of Europe.
Still more stood up for the sake of other countries in order to try to help them find freedom through democratic forms of government, some times successful, sometimes not, but still these men and women stood up and many did not return home.
I do not have to tell anyone that currently we are involved in two wars one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, neither of these were wars that Americans wanted, but both are wars that had to be fought.
In Iraq an evil dictator that had killed thousands of his own people and invaded other countries and threatened the U.S. and our Middle Eastern allies time after time. He is no longer in power thanks to men and women who volunteered for our armed forces.
In Afghanistan a ruthless group that worked hand in hand with terrorist organizations world wide and carried out the worst attack on American soil ever, have been feeling the brunt of the error of their ways. I do not like these wars, I never liked any wars, but sometimes war is a necessary evil, and both of these time is was necessary whether we like it or not. Liking war does not however have anything to do with respecting our troops and doing what we can to help and support their families (something those dipshits in Washington D.C. should think about doing).
Thousands of Americans have paid the ultimate price to protect the rights of Americans and to help the oppressed in other countries. On this Memorial Day, while you are grilling and spending time with your families and loved ones, how about taking a moment or two to remember those that have fallen doing the dirty job which allows us our freedoms.
To all those that have fallen and all their families, THANK YOU.
God Bless You and God Bless America.
Sincerely Gary Light.