en & women of honor. Dated as far back as the Civil War, warriors have gone to fight and become represented during Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2011).
Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.
Men & women of honor describes those of all ages, color and ,historic background, that have gone forward to defend America. Listen up people, not every country have men & women of honor. Some many countries don’t appreciate their military like we do. Many countries don’t have that spark when they see a soldier,sailor,airman or Marine walking down the street and feel that sense of pride & patriotism. Outside America our appreciation for our warriors has been summed up by the phrase, “I wish we appreciated our servicemembers like America does.”
Your men & women of honor are the backbone that keeps the wolf at bay. They are the ones going forward, they are the ones missing birthdays, wedding anniversaries and the like. Many will say ”they volunteered” for their service and perhaps we shouldn’t feel sorry for them as they knew what they were getting into. Really? I can tell you every detail about deploying but until you get your first phone call after 5 months of not hearing from your family, nothing can describe the feeling when you hear the voice on the other end, especially from a lil warrior telling you she misses you.
The seceret of hapiness is freedom and the seceret of freedom, courage – Thucydides
The feeling of deploying into harms way and making a difference to another country is life altering. Saving children’s parents from threats from very bad people or standing between an elderly helpless farmer and the enemy that threatens them is life changing. Spending the night in a cold village waiting for the threatening enemy to return once again and stand between the enemy and the innocent changes generations. Sacrifice, selflessness, loyalty are just a few words that describe those that represent America, not when it’s popular, not when its convenient, but all the time and usually in the worst places of the world. Those are your men & women of honor.
Time for a Cgar!