If I live to be 200 years old, I will never be able to comprehend the courage and valor it takes for a soldier to take a step forward in the face of something so terrifying.
Memorial Day is about honoring those who have died serving and defending our country. Unfortunately, all we can do is say “thank you” to them and hope that some way, some how, they realize how much their sacrifice is appreciated.
Something more we can do, is to thank all the men and women who are currently serving, and thank the veterans who have been sadly (and unforgivably) forgotten.
There are several readers of this site who are in the military, and I’d like to say thank you to them for taking time read and/or comment on this site. There are several of them, and I’d never forgive myself if I forgot one, so rather than name names, I’m just going to say it yet again – Thank you.
I also have a brother-in-law who is in the Navy – and I simply have no idea how he does what he does. To him and the tens of thousands of others who do what so many of us can’t or won’t – Thank you.
Another thing we can all do – if you see a veteran or a man or woman in uniform, tell them thanks no matter what it says on the calendar. Memorial Day or not, they deserve our support 24/7, 365.
So, one last time – Thank you.