Many see today as just another day of off or treat it as "the first unofficial fay of summer". Others use it to try and find great bargains on big ticket items at the retail outlets and malls. But if we value our freedom we all need to get down on our knees this day and thank God for the sacrifice these now departed brothers and sisters in combat made for us.
War is ugly and awful. Combatants face untold fear, agony and even death, but as long as the fallen angel is granted the free reign on earth which he received when God banished him from heaven, war will be a reality. And to face that reality, America will always need brave young men and women willing to walk that extra mile for their country. So on this day representing such dedication and service, remember those who fought and died at Valley Forge, at Gettysburg and Fredericksburg, in the trenches of France in World War I, the Pacific and Atlantic, and Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, and even other smaller skirmishes. Pray for their souls and give thanks that because of them we remain free.
Go to a ceremony, fly your flag proudly or you can even listen to my tribute recorded last night. But always remember what they did for all of us, for there is no greater gift that one can give than his or her life for a friend (country)-from the Book of John.
Here's the direct link to my tribute: tobtr.com/s/7638145
God bless America and may she ever be free.