Monday, May 29, 2006

A Salute

Happy Memorial Day to one and all!

As we go through our busy lives, it is so easy to forget that FREEDOM ISN'T FREE.

The very ground we stand on, in about 75% of this country, was consecrated with the blood of sacrifice. 

Whether it was blood from the first pilgrims and settlers in the east,

or a fight of French and Indians in the Ohio Valley, 

or a fight with Native Americans for land in the vast north and west,

or a fight with Mexicans or Spaniards for land and control of the southwest,

or the fight for Independence from our British Father's througout the colonies,

or the blood of cousins spilt over idealistic and economic realism in the Civil War...

the freedoms and the rights we hold and all the flaws that go with them have been paid in the blood of our forebears.

Remember them today.

Remember those serving for us in the U.S. Armed Forces today.

Whether you agree or don't agree with the politics that shape our lives today, believe and support the men and women who give their time and their lives to defend and protect.

Thank you,

be well,
Dawn

 

5 comments:

sangrialel said...

Great entry Dawn!  Linda

jckfrstross said...

very nice:) have a good week

Deb

sunnyside46 said...

yes. i dont' support the war, but I do support the men and women fighting it.
Marti

lurkynat said...

Dearest Dawn,
thaks for this wonderful tribute to our fighting men and women!
lots of love,natalie

sazzylilsmartazz said...

I am strongly opposed to any war but appreciate the men and woman who have lost their lives to fight in one as well as the familes who have suffered due to the loss of them. Woe is me - for now I feel sad. Good entry.
Dianna