Memorial Day is always a moving and sometimes an emotional day for those of us who have loved ones who have either passed away that were war veterans or those who were killed in combat.
My dad was a World War 2 Veteran who passed away last year. He served for 3 years on active duty during that time period. I recently received all of his awards that were due to him from Washington, DC. These awards were missing from his record. So I am happy about that.
This day represents more than that. There are people who hate the military and those who serve and have fallen. Why this is you may ask? It could be for any number of reasons. This is a day to pay tribute to those who have served, are currently serving, and have retired from every branch of service. We have served with pride and a sense of value.
So say Thank You to a Soldier today whether in uniform, wearing a Retiree hat or if you know them personally. They are serving to keep this Nation Free of the fear of terror strikes, so that we as a Nation don’t hear bombs going off over your head every 2-3 minutes like we are in a combat zone.
We are a blessed Nation not having to live in constant fear on a daily basis. I’ve been to Iraq and being in full gear day after day is not a way to live. So say Thank You to a Soldier today, this week, this month.