I regularly write about a lot of funny things. I write about sports, about bad behavior, about silly observations. There will be none of that today. Here, over this Memorial Day weekend, I am as serious as I can be.
Memorial Day is not just another long weekend...
While we all get an extra day off this weekend, the purpose of this holiday is not just for the sake of giving all of us a chance to have a day away from the office, from school, or from whatever it is we do in our daily lives. It's not just another day for a cookout, to go to the mall, or for me to go to the race.
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave so much to each and every one of us who exercise our freedom, of speech, of association, of religion, of thought -- to everyone who lives free from oppression and has the right to choose the course of our lives.
Memorial Day is a day to honor heroes...
I want to personally salute the men and women who have given that freedom to each and everyone of us. Though, I know, it isn't very much, I want to do my small part to perpetuate the memory of those heroes who gave their lives -- their all -- that we might be free.
The header above**, and this video -- simple though they may be -- are my thank you to each and every fallen hero, and to all the veterans who have so courageously served to protect this great nation.
The video is a little long, but I encourage you to take the time to watch the whole thing, if for no other reason than to briefly honor our fallen heroes in your own heart and mind.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you ...
-- With Deepest Gratitude,
** The Special Blog Header that appeared on Gate 21 over the Memorial Day Weekend can be seen by clicking here.
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