Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

Almost all of us get the day off tomorrow.  Many will have a BBQ or a picnic or just spend the day relaxing.

But, tomorrow is more than just a Bank Holiday.  Tomorrow is Memorial Day; that day set aside to remember those who have given their lives to gain our freedom and defend it from those who would enslave our country.  To those men and women and the families they left behind we owe an un-payable debt.  It will suffice to remember why we take the day off.

Our country is free because when she called many stepped forward to sign a blank check to pay her freedom debt.  They signed knowing the check could be filled in with any figure, up to and including their lives.  When they signed, they signed not only for their future, but that of their family.  Some of those blank checks were filled in for little.  Some were filled in for the entire amount.  

They put their lives on the line that you might be free.  Some never came home.

Many of us signed one of those blank checks or a family member did.  I think each of us knows how fortunate we were that the check we signed got filled in for just a little.  We all have friends whose check was filled in for the full amount.

Remember them on Memorial Day; remember their families.  Remember the sacrifice every time you vote.  Freedom is not free.  It never was, it never will be.

God -  Honor - Country