Over the years I’ve written columns centered around, or about, Memorial Day. As with many concepts in today’s world too many have no understanding of the things they think or say. It seems to be the overwhelming habit of tens of millions in America to repeat the last statement that they’ve read or heard as though it is fact.
For the sake of Freedom this needs to stop.
Memorial Day is not a “three day weekend”.
It is the remembrance of those who died in service and in protection of these United States.
It’s MEMORIALIZED this year on Monday, May 28th.
Furthermore these brave souls that gave the “last full measure of devotion” didn’t do it in protection of Democracy.
It was done to protect Freedom, their family and friends, and a Constitutional Republic.
Not a Democratic-Republic, Democratic Socialism, or even a Representative-Republic.
We know this because we don’t have Democratic Rights, Socialist Rights or even Representative Rights.
Americans have CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS in these United States.
Not African, Asian, Latino, Hispanic, Native, Gay, Straight, Black, Brown, White or Blue Rights.
Americans have individual Rights due to her citizenry that was willing to die to stay free.
For almost 250 years the American citizen has pushed, persevered, and perished all in service to the greatest country in the history of man.
Learn it, live it, and love that you are FREE to the best of your ability.
Appreciate that your abilities are able to grow in a free society because of the ultimate sacrifice of others.
Freedom isn’t Free and Memorial Day isn’t about hot dogs and hamburgers.
It’s about recognition of the past, of the American Hero.
Those heroes came in all shapes and sizes, all colors and creeds and through it all covered each other until their last breath.
We honor them with solace, with silence, with tears and even with smiles as we are here breathing, because of them.
Thank you to those who never came home. Thank you to those who ran into the fight knowing it would be their last race.
I know not when I will take my last breath, but if I am so lucky, I will see you on the other side.
God has blessed us with men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The rest is up to us.
The rest is up to you.
In Memoriam the 28th Day of May 2018.
In for a penny, in for a pound.