Today is Memorial Day, a day that I think should be very important in the life of every American.
We Americans have three supremely patriotic holidays. One, of course is Independence Day, falling on the 4th of July, which celebrates the Nation as a whole. Veterans Day, falling on November 11th, honors all who have served in our armed forces. The other is Memorial Day, falling on the last Monday in May.
Memorial Day is the day on which we officially remember all of those who have fallen while serving in the armed forces of our country. I thank God everyday for these men and women have stood between us and tyranny for the last 232 years. They died to protect the freedom that we hold dear. Please take a moment today, and everyday, to ask God to protect the brave young people who are willing to give their lives to preserve our lives and freedoms. They are the real heroes.
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P.S. I know that I am a day late and a dollar short, but it was brought to my attention that I didn't make something clear in this post, and I want to correct it. When we in America speak of honoring our armed service members who have fallen in the line of duty, we speak of our Army, Navy, Merchant Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines. But, also local communities honor members of the Police, Firefighters, and Paramedics, who are constantly in the line of duty, and on whom we all depend.
Wednesday, April 28, 2008