Memorial Day

“The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.”  -Edward Abbey

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There is a lot to be thankful for this weekend. Our way of life and our beautiful country have been supported and protected by those who choose to serve their country through the military. But to honor those who sacrifice it all by just giving them recognition only once a year will not suffice. We need to honor them by being honorable citizens daily, by not only looking out for those we care about, family and friends, but for the welfare of all the citizens of this country, regardless of opinions and differences. We need to be kind neighbors, not only to those whom we live near, but also to those countries with whom we share the globe. We need to honor those who served by taking care of our land, natural resources, and wildlife. We need to honor veterans by providing for future generations.  We are one nation and we should not forget that for the sake of our veterans and their sacrifices. Apathy is not honorable.

…That soapbox came out of nowhere!

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