Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

You've probably heard the adage, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" In watching Memorial Day services today on the news, I immediately thought of that saying. I saw images of President Bush paying homage to our fallen heroes as well as those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

My initial thoughts centered on how the anti-military faction of Liberalism is celebrating Memorial Day. We're so conditioned by the mainstream media to believe that our military is losing wages and butchering countless civilians in combat zones. We saw and about demonstrators excoriating our military in patently absurd rituals, burning our soldiers demonstrating, while carelessly tossing accusations of atrocities their way.

Do the liberals care or even KNOW the sacrifices our military has made and continues to make for our freedoms? All of us at times take our freedom for granted, for good men and women are performing dangerous acts, putting their lives at stake so unapologetic, unsympathetic people can demonstrate and speak out against issues they know so little about.

Several of my family members served in World War II, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War, along with friends and co-workers serving or having served in the Middle East; they have asked NOT for heroes' welcomes, but just a little gratitude.

Never forget, O' Servicemen and women, many of us appreciate your deeds and work.

Happy Memorial Day.

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