Monday, May 31, 2010

'Mental Vitamins Mondays': Memorial Day

As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -JFK

Today is Memorial Day...a day in which we remember and honor the fallen soldiers who bravely served our country and sacrificed their lives so that we may freely live our own. This day reminds us that freedom is not free at all...but it comes with the highest of costs. The cost of blood. This day commemorates the soldiers and families that bleed for our rights and for the very principles this country was built upon. These noble men and women fought for and continue to fight for the preservation of not just ourselves but of our children and for our entire country's liberty. They fight for justice, for law and order and most importantly, for hope. A hope for a future of continued freedom.

No one likes war. Peace is always the desired option, but we live in an imperfect world where there is tragedy and evil and there are unfortunate times where we are called to defend. You can be against war and still support our troops. You can  disagree with the fight we are fighting but you can still raise a glass to those men and women who defend your right to disagree and protect your daily freedoms.

I'm certain we all know someone who has served or is currently serving our country in the military. Take the time to thank them today. If they have regretfully passed on, honor them today by giving back to your country in some way. Here is a photograph of my late grandfather, Vincent Leo Werling who served in World War II. He is one of the greatest men I have ever had the honor of knowing. We love and miss you, Pappy! <3

I have not seen this film but the trailer itself is touching and seemed fitting for today. Hope that you enjoy.

Thank you heroes! May God bless you and your families!

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