Originally posted by yoctobyte
As those of us in the US gather with friends and family this Memorial Day, I would like to acknowledge and say thank you for your service to our country. The cost for freedom is a high one, let us never forget those who have gone before us and paid the ultimate price with their lives and those who have and are serving today. Happy Memorial Day!
I was watching some video of service people coming home and surprising family and
wrote what is below. I found the love carrying we feel for each other very moving, and to
those that served and did not make it back the heart break to be beyond words. I realize
that with some they take the government's control of the military to lessen the service
of those that have signed up.
It is the honorable being commanded by the dishonorable in my opinion. Those that
serve do so knowing they can be called upon to give the one thing none of us can never
get back once its gone their lives. So we have a military whose love of country has called
them to put themselves into a place they are willing to lay down their lives for the rest of
They deserve our love and respect!
You know the value of life when you’d give the entire world for a few moments
of time to spend with them again. A life with meaning is one filled with love for
others; precious are the lives whose very presence or the mere thought of
cheers the heart, whose absence lessens our days. Pathetic are the lives whose
only concern is their own pleasures and lusts, they will never be filled, but
always lacking as they try to fill themselves with that which is less."