Memorial Day (Thank You For Your Service)


memorial day - thank you for your service
Memorial Day – Thank You For Your Service

Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the many different branches of the service that have enlisted young men and women with many, ultimately, giving their lives for our country.

Take time to thank those that have sacrificed and provided a blanket of security so that we may enjoy the freedoms many can’t. The many wars our service men and women have fought both foreign and domestic remind us of how lucky we are to have the freedoms we do and how important it is to protect our constitution.

What is left of the constitution we have to protect. Little do we know what evil lurks in the hearts of men to manipulate the masses for their own personal gain. For your own personal edification and to learn just a taste of what’s really happening read a book by David Talbot (New York Times Bestseller) – “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government.”

Then, follow that up with a video by Barbara Honegger, “Behind the Smoke Curtain: What Happened at the Pentagon on 9/11 and What Didn’t, and Why it Matters.” Barbara Honegger served under President Reagan as a high level domestic policy analyst, then moved to the DOJ. After leaving Washington, she became Senior Military Affairs Journalist for the Naval Postgraduate School.

Despite all of this the front line men and women that protect the sovereignty of our nation deserve the accolades bestowed upon them for the very freedoms we enjoy today. Families separated by thousands of miles provide another layer of sacrifice not often talked about. These families often have to move to different states and even countries to be close to the service men and women shielding us from harms way.

Barbecues, Beer, and Family Fun are to be enjoyed on this very special holiday. Let’s make a toast to our protectors and wish them safe passage through the many obstacles that are before them.

Today we enjoy a level of freedom seldom recognized around the world. Let’s pray for a safe return for our service men and women from those dangerous regions they are sworn to protect.

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