Monday, May 31, 2010

Motivational Monday #5 - Remembering Those Who Fought For Us

Today is Memorial Day. As a country we have a lot to remember on this day.  We have soldiers fighting right now all around the world, and we have hundreds of thousands of soldiers who have fought before.

Our nation is relatively young, and yet our armed services have been called to protect and serve in countries large and small.  They follow orders given by elected leaders and they offer their lives as collateral for our ideals and principals.

Discussion on the validity of war is not appropriate on a day we honor the sacrifices our armed forces have made. Our support or lack of support does not alter the importance of their actions.

Today I challenge you to remember the servicemen and women in your lives.  You may have family who served, I know I do. Take the time to say thanks to those who still live, take the time to honor the sacrifice of those who died.  Take the time to learn a little more about the world we live in and the area they served.  The more we understand the conflicts past and present, the more we understand their service.

While Memorial Day may include picnics and parties, may it also include remembrance and thanks.

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