Wednesday, November 11, 2009

God Bless America

Just asked my husband if he had put out the American flag. It waves proudly from our front porch, a reminder to all of the sacrifices made by veterans of yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

It is imperative that no American ever takes freedom for granted. It's a precious gift with untold worth.

Today, Veteran's Day, all the men and women who have fought, and even died, for freedom come to mind. How hard it is to leave loved ones to go off and fight in wars on the other end of the planet. How tragic to never return to families and loved ones, all in the name of freedom.

My own father got the Purple Heart award for having his hand shot during World War II. One can only imagine the fear and pain he must have felt the moment that happened.

So today, Veteran's Day, is more than just an extra day off. It's more than having a sweet "free" day to go shopping. It's a day to pause and really think what it is to be an American; to realize that freedom comes at a great price.

Veterans have paid that price, sometimes with their lives. In stillness, as the American flag waves under sunny skies, let's pause today and offer a heartfelt "thank you" to veterans everywhere.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I do not have the day off today but I took the morning off for medical reasons. I like to think of friends and relatives who have died in wars. I wish all wars would CEASE but that isn't going to happen. I'm happy to live in a country that hasn't the actual war on our turf. God Bless America and all it's soldiers. xo Diane

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