Memorial Day: It’s About More Than Firing Up The Grill

Today, as I reflect upon the hundreds of thousands of lives that have been lost, changed, or otherwise altered forever by the stress and torment of war, it’s impossible not to feel compelled to recognize and appreciate the true sacrifice the men and women—as well as the families—of our armed forces have made to grant us the freedoms that we so often take for granted.

This country, more than any other, was built on the shoulders of those who were brave enough to stand up and fight for out right to speak, live, and think freely and it is to them we owe a daily hat tip of respect and gratitude for all they do and have done to make sure that this country remains a land for the free.

So, as you fire up the grill and take part in all of the splendors of another day without work, please do not forget to say a silent prayer for all of those men and women who have fought and continue to fight for your right to spend this day in the sun as the good Lord intended—free and without any threat to your pursuit of happiness.


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