Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
While you are enjoying your cheeseburger, or the sunny day at the beach, or tofu burger for the PETA members, please don't forget the real reason why you have the day off from work.
Memorial Day began in 1868 by a General John Logan with General Order Number 11 with the original purpose to decorate the graves of those fallen men during the Civil War. The remembrance grew to cover those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country in all wars. In 2000, Congress enacted a National Moment of Silence at 3:00 on Memorial Day.
Whether or not you agree with the current War on Terror, men and women serving our country will be in fox holes, tanks, ships at sea or jets in the sky protecting your right to agree or disagree and express your feelings either way. Spend a few moments to honor those who gave their lives to create and build this country. If you see men or women in uniform, please thank them. They are the reason you can sleep at night without fear from foreign forces.
If I am honored enough to have military personel reading this, I thank you for all you do. May God bless you and keep you safe.