Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Those brave men who stood at that rude bridge in '75 and fired the shot heard 'round the world had no idea of the implications of their actions. What started as an action to protect their right to bear arms gave birth to a movement which produced one the greatest and certainly the most unique nation the world has known. Their legacy and the price they paid has continued over the several centuries since.

As with all great endeavors the building of the United States of America has come through enormous sacrifice. Over the years, from the citizen soldier of the American Revolution to the latest young man to die in Iraq, patriots have given their lives to maintain what was instituted in 1789.

They have fought and died in all parts of the world not only to ensure our freedom but also the freedom of others far from our shores. No matter how the rest of the world views this country they cannot deny we have been very generous with the blood of our children.

Have our actions always been correct? I don't know. What I do know is that those who fought and died felt the cause they were dying for was worth the price. And in remembering them, so should we.


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