Monday, May 28, 2012

A day of remembrance . . . .

Our ability to eat brats, go to a race, gather with friends, go to our own church, speak our mind – has come at a tremendous price.  Those with most of their life in front of them took up arms to protect and defend an idea, a thought that God has given us the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  To that end, they gave their most precious gift – their life.  From Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell, Samuel Maverick, and Patrick Carr who were the first to give their all of a nation in birth to 2nd Lt. Travis A. Morgado who gave his last full measure on May 23rd – it is because of their gift to us that we can enjoy these freedoms.  Perhaps this photo says it all:

(Please read her story at the link tied to the photo.)

Today is a day we remember that sacrifice, that we measure ourselves as to our worthiness of that gift.  Take a moment to remember them, pray for their peaceful rest and thank the next vet you see for his service.


  1. Sad day. So hard for those families that lost their loved ones. My heartaches for them. Remembering is the very least we can do.