Funny how times change, how America has changed. Back in the day, Memorial Day was massive and servicemembers were stars in television shows and role models for kids. Now, much of America, knows we have a military, but really only “thanks” them on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Before you hit me with your flame thrower, those that read OMV do appreciate their warriors, yes you guys get it. But I’m referring to the other 90% of America that has the opinion of “let him go join the Marines, so my kid doesn’t have to.” Sad.
Back during WWII, of course parents were hesitant of letting their sons join the military, they knew it was a massive war and the chances were slim of their return, but they were proud as hell of the sons decision to fight for their country. Despite signing your own death warrant, those steely eyed warriors went into the valley of death and kicked the crap out of the enemy.
Lest we never forget their sacrifice
Those that didn’t come back and those fortunate to return are the ones we need to remember from all wars on Memorial Day. The heroes of yesterday that helped make America strong are those particularly addressed on Memorial Day. Today, your young warriors have the same fight in their gut, doing more with less, minimizing civilian casualties and making life threatening decisions in a blink of an eye. Your young warriors are doing this and have the same DNA as those gunfighters did in places like Guadalcanal, Omaha Beach and Iwo Jima. Like back in WWII, warriors do it for reasons other than, financial, political, gain. Of course they know the risks. Of course they will go regardless. I sleep well at night knowing that we have young warriors with solid ethos and morals that will someday become America’s leaders. They are out there America, keeping the enemy at bay and making me damn proud to serve next to them. To them, everyone in America needs to make a difference; however, they are on the pointy end of the deal making sure the job gets done. That’s something to remember this Memorial Day.
Time for a Cgar!