Some call them veterans, we call them heroes.
The men and women who have answered the call when it came.
Who placed themselves in harms way.
Who wore and wear, our country's uniform.
From those brave colonists who took a stand against the British Government in our revolution, to those who fought side by side against neighbors and brothers in our civil war, to those who answered the call, and fought in WWI and WWII, to those who fought in a series of less and less popular wars in the last 60 years, and all those who wore the uniform in times of peace.
No matter why they wore it, no matter what they were asked to do, they are part of something bigger than themselves.
They are part of the great force that stands between us and the loss of everything we hold dear.
We thank them each for their service, pray for their safety, and dream of the day when their service will not be necessary.
Yeah, he's our brother, yeah, We're proud of him.
Have a Happy Memorial Day everyone, enjoy your barbecues, but please take a moment, sometime this weekend, to reflect on what Memorial Day is all about.
(This is a repost, that originally appeared on one of our other blogs.)