Monday is Memorial Day here in the United States. It is a day that we remember the brave men and women who have fought and died for our country. It is by their service and dedication that we have persevered as a nation and maintained the freedoms that our founders fought for. Those freedoms are our greatest existing resources.
I would also like to say thank-you to the men and women who are still alive who have served our country or are still serving our country. Your service is greatfully appreciated.
Recently I was challenged by a friend who is aVietnam veteran to research the war that I am too young to remember. He asked me to write a story as a returning Vietnam vet with PTSD and to seek closure in some manner. It was a very moving experience and one that helped me to understand as a non-participant to some small level what the war meant. If you are interested in reading the resulting story, “Look Into Our Shadows“, you can find it at my writing blog.
Freedom isn’t free and thank-you seems inadequate for what has been provided for us as a country by the brave men and women who have given their time, their blood, and in many instances, their lives. Please accept the gratitude offered with the deepest respect for the service rendered.