Memorial Day

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. I also hope that whatever you did you took time to honor our lost heroes. Memorial day is for remembrance of those who have lost their lives in service to our country, and they deserve that honor and more, but I would also like to thank all the rest who are serving or have served to defend our freedom. Every person who has ever wore an American military uniform is a hero!! Thank You and God Bless all of you!!

I personally have never served in the military, I would have if needed but at the time I was at that age things were pretty calm in the world. We had a President that actually meant what he said and there were few who wanted to test him. They actually had more people volunteering to serve than they needed, so our school hardly even was visited by any recruiters. Thank You President Reagan.

I haven’tĀ  been unfortunate enough to have lost someone close that was in the military and I am very grateful for that. So to say I understand the pain of that kind of loss would be ridiculous, but my heart does go out to all the moms, dads, husbands, wives and children who have personally lost there greatest hero’s. Nothing can replace that loss, we cannot bring them back, but we can honor their sacrifice. We need to defend here at home what they died on foreign soil for, FREEDOM!! Life in the greatest country the world has known, I did not say perfect, but history shows we are the most giving and compassionate nationĀ  to foreign countries both allies and enemies, the world has ever seen. We need to make sure that we remain the nation that these men and women died for! Not some subservient pawn of the U.N. or any other foreign government. We also need to keep our government here in Washington accountable to the people who have given them the power that they have or remove them. We have always been a great nation and we can remain a great nation as long as we stand firm to the ideals and convictions that have gotten us to this point in history. If you are not involved, you need to get involved, before that is no longer an option. VOTE! I could tell you how I would like you to vote, but that’s your choice, just make sure your being heard. Honor those who died so you could have that right!

I would like to honor two vets in my life that to me are great heroes. My dad who passed away about eight years ago served in the Korean war. I regret that I never talked with him much about it, so I have limited knowledge of what he went through. I do know that as an only child and son of a farmer under normal circumstances he would not have been drafted but they needed him so he went. As I write this I am very sad realizing how little I know about his experience, friends he lost, things he saw, questions I can never get answered. But I did know him and not only was he a hero in the war, but he was an amazing honorable hero to everyone who loved him throughout his life. Thank You Dad!!

Kirk Kirkland, my father in law was also in the Korean war. He was captured and kept as a prisoner of war for around two years. Like most POW’s it’s not an easy subject to talk about but I have had the honor of hearing bit’s of what he went through. All I can say about his experience and any other POW’s experience is they are a special kind of hero! No one who hasn’t been there can even attempt to understand what it is to be a POW. If you know a POW make sure you honor them and thank them. Aside from losing your life defending our country it’s one of the greatest sacrifices a soldier can endure. Thank You Kirk!!

God Bless every United States service man and women and Thank You!

GOD is GOOD!!!

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