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.