Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

By Mark W. Danielson

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. For most, this three day weekend is one of family gatherings and a celebration of the Indy 500. For others, it’s a time to reflect on those who have served and died for our country. Chances are, few citizens will give thought to the remaining members of our Greatest Generation or those before them who gave us this freedom. Fewer still will remember that we are still fighting a war on terrorism.

It’s easy to forget about our servicemen and women who are currently deployed overseas for they are out of sight and mind. But day in and day out, these soldiers lay their lives on the line for a pittance of a salary, and they do it willingly.

Memorial Day celebrates family fun, but it is also a day of rememberance respecting those who served, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. If you should see someone wearing an article that identifies them with having served their country, please take a moment to smile and shake their hand. They will truly appreciate it.
I salute all of our veterans past and present, and thank them for their service.

1 comment:

Jean Henry Mead said...

I second that motion, Mark. Our veterans have not always been treated with the respect they deserve.