Memorial Day

Yesterday was Memorial Day.  A day for sober reflection, for appreciation of the people that have sacrificed for us.

Whether or not you agree with the current state of affairs, we owe those that have served in the past – and those currently serving – some appreciation.  Their reasons don’t matter.  The wars they did or didn’t participate in don’t matter.  It’s a hard life that requires a lot of sacrifice, particularly for those with families.  Everyone benefits from the service of others, they are the reason other people currently have the ability to choose not to join the military.

I was on a plane yesterday.  At the end of the flight, the attendants were kind enough to ask that everyone remain seated to allow current and former military to deplane first.  I was in the back of the plane.  I counted.  Six people stayed in their seats.

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~ by Liz on June 1, 2010.

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