Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Post-Memorial Day thoughts

I'm posting today, instead of yesterday to illustrate a point: I believe that every day should be Memorial Day. We should honor our fallen soldiers every day, in whatever private or public manner we choose to.

And I mean honor them- cherish their lives and their deaths, and make it mean something. Not play silly games with naming all the American dead from Iraq on Nightline just because it its a blatant attempt at nakedly voicing your anti-military screeds. It's service only tells the story they want us to believe; they don't bother talking to the hundreds of thousands who have lived and continue to fight the good fight in Iraq. Honor them by saluting them, and telling them (and their families, who sacrifice greatly as well) that they've done their job well.

We should also honor those that have fought and lived for our country and way of life, and are still serving overseas. Their sacrifices may not be the ultimate ones, but they are a burden on us all, as well. And while I'm at it, I'll extend those thanks to the soldiers of foriegn countries who are also in harms' way, fighting alongsides American soldiers. May they all continue to fight the good fight, and come home safely.

Keep kicking ass, take names, and honor us all. God bless.

2 Comments:

Blogger Katsvenland said...

Well said, Jay.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Socio-Sweetie said...

agreed...i am a bit peeved that no one told me about you having a journal in my "neighborhood", and that i had to go about and stumble upon it thanks to the previous postee...i am being left out because i'm the youngest one? doesnt seem fair...nor wise. -_-;

4:27 PM  

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