Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, a break from knitting content to focus on something more important.

While I may not always agree with the political processes that place our soldiers in harm's way, there is not one iota of doubt in my mind that the men and women who wear a uniform representing our country have my undying admiration and respect. They sacrifice a lot -- sometimes everything -- so that we can be free. Whether the political causes that place them in danger are real or imagined, they march on and do what they are ordered to do. Without them, life as we know it would be much, much different.

So today, I hope we all pause and remember all those brave men and women who serve our country, now and in the past. And next time you see a soldier, say thank you.

If you have a few minutes, I invite you to look through a slide presentation entitled It's Hard to Come Home. . ., created by CPT Alison L. Crane, RN, MS, Mental Health Nurse Observer-Trainer, 7302nd Medical Training Support Battalion. I provides a great perspective on the whole situation.

And to all the service men and women, past and present, thank you.

1 comment:

Romi said...

Amen to that!