Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Today is set aside for remembering.

Last night Sister Hazel played the Star Spangled Banner in remembrance of those that have protected this country in the past and the present.

We may not always agree with the course our government takes. We may not ever get all the answers we want. We do have the power to effect change when we do not like what we see, and that power was not won without the sacrifice of those that we remember today.

Our world is not perfect. There is no Utopia. There never has been. We will most likely always have conflict though. Today is the day that we remember those that fell in those conflicts, and we remember WHY they fell and WHAT was learned so that hopefully we do not have to enter into those conflicts again.

We need to remember not just what has happened abroad, but the people, mistakes, and lessons learned at home day to day. We have people that go out in harms way locally every day. Whether it be crimes, fires, or traffic stops, some of those people won't come home today. Some didn't come home yesterday. There are many civilians working behind the scenes right now to help keep our soldiers and citizens safe around the world. Quite possibly you'll never hear about them or how they made a difference, but remember them today as well.

Remember the people that took extra time out of their lives to help you when you needed it.

Remember what you can do today to help the world too. You may not be able to change the world, but you can change your space. A hug or a kind word. Picking up some trash. Lending a hand to someone that needs it. Sharing a smile. Commit a truly selfless act just because you can.


  1. We can each do something - something small can be something big.

    Have a nice day.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge the soldiers. It is nice to see.


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