Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Today is the day set aside each year to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country and all she stands for. From the Revolutionary War up to the wars we're involved in today. For me personally, I have a hard time separating out those that died for Freedom and those that served for Freedom.

I've had family serve in nearly every war since the Revolutionary War. Some died, some returned. I've had friends that didn't return from Vietnam. But, in the recent past what is most thought of is our current situation. The soldiers that sacrificed to fight the war on terror.

There is one group also that didn't ask to be soldiers. They were people making a living, traveling for their jobs. Doing what they did everyday. They are the ones that died on September 11, 2001. The ones in the World Trade Center that were attacked. The ones in the Pentagon that were attacked. Those on the planes that were hijacked. The ones on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania. How many lives did they save by taking the plane back from the hijackers that day?

Flying my flag is a small gesture for what these people and so many other soldiers have given. But fly it, I am.


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