A young patriot salutes heroes at the 2009 National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. See more at Army.mil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Reprinted from the May 27th post at my blog A Few Words:
In the United States Memorial Day is a day when we give honor to those who have helped keep our nation free and to preserve our way of life. Many have died and made tremendous sacrifices fighting for the ideals upon which this great country was founded.
This week-end we give thanks to all the men and women who died for our freedom. We should also remember to thank the founding fathers who set the course for our nation. Thanks could also be offered for the inventors and creators who made our country an innovator that contributed to the betterment of our lives and made the U.S. an economic leader. And let us not forget the teachers, medical personnel, clergy, and all of those in the public and private sector who make our country run smoothly and provide for a safe, secure, and comfortable living environment.
Then we should remember all of the responsible and dedicated parents, grandparents, family members, and neighbors who give us support and sense of community. Perhaps we need to thank everyone in this great country for what good they have done or what they are capable of doing one day. And a thanks to all of our friends in other nations who stand behind us.
Thank God for the freedom and prosperity we have in the United States of America.
Have I forgotten to thank anyone? Who do you think deserves a deep expression of gratitude?