Memorial Day Reflection
It’s Memorial Day, and I got to thinking how lucky I am that no one close to me has been murdered in a war. I know several veterans, including many in my own family, but none have had to pay the ultimate price. I’m very grateful for that.
I post “political” blog entries on this site from time to time, but I’m not going to do that today. I find it disgusting when people and groups use the military to further their agenda, whether it’s deifying the soldiers or calling them “baby killers.” Instead, I urge you to take advantage of Memorial Day as a day of reflection.
I’m not going to tell you what to think, I’m just going to ask you TO think. What is the nature of war? Soldiers? Government? Violence? Sacrifice? Service? Brotherhood? Loyalty? Honor? … Terror? I’d like to encourage you to open up a discussion with your loved ones, especially if you have a family member serving in the military. These are not easy topics, and could very well become emotionally charged.
I’m also not going to plug any merchandise today; please enjoy your holiday and please use the time as a time of reflection.