Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day...



...is their day.

It is the day set aside to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom in many wars.

It is not the day for cheesy politicians to score points with phony piety. Nor is it the day for the media to lecture us on What it All Means.

All it means is that the heroes who protected us at ultimate cost to themselves are honored today.

It's that simple.

They did not make exceptions for those who denigrate them, who turn their backs on the soldiers' sacrifice, who manipulate the reasons for -- and circumstances of -- their deeds in a quest for power.

They died for America, for all Americans.

All of us should remember that today, should give thanks for them, wish them eternal peace.

And some of us -- not many, but very visible nonetheless -- should be ashamed for misusing, for dishonoring, their memory.

This is the day to remember and praise our heroes, and nothing else.

5 comments:

betty said...

Amen, MrS. God bless our military, past and present.

Anonymous said...

Yes, so true!

susananne said...

Am not American but i still respect and admire those who fight with dignity and courage.

Anonymous said...

Well written, Scribbs! I love that picture too.

Gill

Rice said...

Wish we could honor them more often.