Sorry for the late Memorial Day post. I’m usually more on the ball.
An acquaintance of mine today ( http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=50892890&blogId=490461674 )reminded me that today is the the day we should be remembering among other things the people that aren’t here and that we all should share that burden in this society.
And he’s very very right.
Too often we forget that we’re also involved. Sometimes we too have to defend our way of life and those around us.
But here’s something to think about - we can be involved without having it come to war.
The truth is the best won war is the one that you never have to fight.
So if we want to honor those who wear the uniform not only should we fight when we need to but we should work to prevent that fight from happening when we need to.
I will never deny the need to defend in any form and respect those who’ve served and sacrificed for that need.
But many many people who knew those people and cared for those people wish they were still here with us or in other cases not bent or broken by the sacrifice they’ve made.
So for this holiday I say remember what those people fought for, but work so that others in the future do not have to pay that price.