Afternoon Road Crew!
Today is Memorial day. We have driven to within just a few miles of our delivery which takes place tomorrow afternoon. Not much we can do now except wait. It sure was a beautiful day today with the sun, blue skies and Idaho mountains along with the Snake River!!
I searched and searched for that one special graphic or video to post on the blog for Memorial Day. If you have been following me for any length of time, you know that I take my freedom seriously. It just seemed that with all the hundreds of graphics available, none quite “was it”. So, I decided to just tell you a few thoughts.
Memorial Day, to me, is not just about one day. It is everyday. Everyday I am thankful to America’s veterans. I remember saying the Pledge of Allegiance (to our flag and country) with my hand over my heart everyday at school. Do they still do that? Through the years many wars have been fought all over the world. Our KIDS leave their families to fight in some strange and far away land. Many never return. To those that served at anytime, if they came back or not, I say THANK YOU for your service. You have fought for my freedom.
Americans, in my opinion, are pretty spoiled. Even with all the problems in our government, banks, and everywhere else that comes from cheating and backdoor dealings, we, as Americans still live in the greatest country in the world. When I drive on the interstate, I see all sorts of fancy cars and trucks. Lots of huge RVs and motorhomes. This weekend it seems everyone is racing to get somewhere to camp or have a BBQ. All that is fine and dandy. I love the outdoors myself. But, think about WHY we get to do all that? We have more “stuff” than other countries. How many countries have every imaginable type of food available at virtually every street corner or highway intersection? We throw away more food as scraps than alot of families in other countries get to eat in a week.
We live in a country that still allows freedom of speech. In other parts of the world, you get jailed or killed for speaking your mind. I could go on and on about all the differences we enjoy in America everyday because we are a free country. How many times in the news do you hear about school girls being kidnapped? Voting places bombed? People going about their daily lives using or visiting train stations and malls then they get destroyed by some group?
I am not trying to put a damper on your Memorial Day festivities. All I ask is that you take a few moments to look at the life you enjoy. What do you do everyday of the year that did not come at a price of a fallen hero that fought for YOUR FREEDOM? Next time you are in Wal-Mart, or doing your grocery shopping, or going to a picnic. If you see (or know) a veteran or military person, tell them Thank You.
Remember WHAT Memorial Day is about. Honor the American Flag. Honor your country and cherish her freedoms (while they still exist). Yesterday I posted the video about how folks could not answer what Memorial Day was about. Today, I post this photo of a veteran in a wheelchair at a parade. He is the only person who bothered to stand up when the American Flag passed by.