Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day, 2014

Today is Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer, the day the swimming pools open and everyone flocks to the beaches and the amusement parks to celebrate life in America. It is also the day on which we honor those who died in the service of the nation, often in lonely and frightening places far from home and family.

That's what today is really about. Take a minute to remember those who gave their lives to make it possible for you to enjoy today's barbecues and swimming pools. The freedom you enjoy today wasn't purchased by the noisy dumbasses strutting into the local Starbucks with loaded assault rifles and nine-millimeter pistols on their hips, and it wasn't purchased by despicable traitors who flee to Russia and think they're heroes for exposing the nation's most sensitive secrets ... it was purchased by the men and women who now rest in long, quiet rows and wonder why they gave up their lives for all this.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

A fine memorial to those who served to the fullest degree. Today should be a day of reflection on their ultimate sacrifice.

Grand Crapaud said...

A fine post to mark this most solemn day of the year for Americans. Too many, unfortunately, did not return alive to the country they served.

Duckbutt said...

A day to reflect on what is important.