Today we celebrate another Memorial Day here in the U.S. And today, each in our own way we celebrate, commemorate and remember those who’ve given their lives for our freedom and our nation. Even those who think that today is just another day off, unknowingly are celebrating too. How else could they have the freedom to do what they wish without judgment?
Today we remember those who have died. So that, in the future, our country might be safer. They died so that great evils could be done away with in WWII. They died so that politicians could wage endless, unwinnable wars for political ideals (Vietnam, Korea, and now Iraq). They died, quite simply, so that we could enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted in our country.
I am grateful for the country I live in and for the sacrifices others have made to not only attain its freedom, but to keep it. Today, we remember their lives.
For every veteran and every active duty soldier and individual in military uniform; Thank you for the sacrifice you continue to make every day on our behalf.
Today I have the freedom to blog without fear of recourse, to live the life I choose, and to be who I want to be. I would have none of these freedoms without you, my brothers, friends, and fallen hero’s.
John Eugene Hill