Today is Memorial Day and a fitting time to say thank you to all of our men and women in uniform – past, present and future!
I’ve always believed that if one of my loved ones life was in danger, I would gladly trade my life for theirs. I would lay down my life to protect those I love.
Our men and women in uniform take that a step further. They are willing to lay down their lives, not only for their loved ones, but for the country they love. This is the most unselfish act I can imagine.
They put their lives on the line in countries most of us have never been, nor ever will. They give their all to protect, not only our freedoms, but the lives of strangers. They are willing to die to protect those who are unable to protect themselves.
These men and women are deserving of, not only our gratitude, but the best this country can offer. They deserve, at the least:
- first class medical and psychological care
- an opportunity to return to the jobs they left
- the chance to further their careers through college education
- to be honored each morning by all of our school children who pledge allegiance to our flag
- support for their families while they are away
When you see a person in uniform take a moment to stop and thank them. If they are standing in line at the local coffee shop, step up and buy them a cup of coffee as a small token of gratitude.
So, not just today, but everyday, take a moment to offer up a prayer of thanksgiving and safety for those who served, are currently serving and will serve in the future.