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While we take time this weekend to spend with family and friends, take time to remember those who have sacrificed much for our liberty.  Take time to care and encourage the families of the fallen, and thank those who are currently serving as well.

Last Thursday while I was at Washington Reagan National Airport there was an Army unit who had returned home.  We gave them a standing ovation when they came out of the gate.  What a simple thing to do to let those who are serving in uniform know that we love them and support them.  Also consider how we can serve their families when they are deployed as they need support when their loved one is serving overseas.

Sarah Palin shared a poem today that I wanted to share with you as well.

It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the veteran, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin will be draped by the flag.

Remember and honor all of our veterans.

1 comment
  1. Thank you for this post! I don’t feel I have run into enough tributes on Memorial Day: I think I’ve actually run into more bloggers talking about what fun they had today. But this Memorial Day feels especially somber.

    I don’t agree with some right-wing criticism of the President – its pretty clear to me we’re winning in Afghanistan (although a few more troops in Iraq would probably save countless lives). But there’s no doubt in my mind that the biggest problem with liberals in charge of everything is the tone of Washington. We’re always materialistic and selfish in some awful ways, but the tone feels like “me, me, me” all the time, to the detriment of real public service. I’m not even talking about health care reform, as much as unions continually demanding – and getting – whatever they want.
    .-= ashok´s last blog ..Abraham Lincoln, “Letter to Ephraim D. and Phoebe Ellsworth” =-.

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