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.