Anyone who spends much time around me knows that I’m pretty rabid when it comes the military. Lawyer Guy is a disabled US Army vet. My brother served in the Air Force during Viet Nam. While my dad wasn’t active duty, he was one of the original engineers on the B-17 bomber.
While looking at images for today, I came across many that touched my heart (and I’ve shared some of them in other “social” places), some made me mad, and some made me sad. There was one depicting a disabled vet in a wheelchair, dressed in BDUs, placing flags on military graves. The message? “Just a reminder. Today is NOT National BBQ Day.”
It’s not. Even though I’ll be fixing a BBQ brisket. Because today is about family. About friends. About remembering. About living in freedom because people of honor sacrificed their lives for this country and its ideals. Don’t let ANYONE besmirch their memory, their sacrifice, or their honor.
To those who are or have served, thank you. To those of you with graves to decorate with the American flag, may you find comfort in the knowledge your loved one’s sacrifice was not in vain. To the world, why is peace so hard to achieve?
If you would like to help our returning service members, here’s the link for WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT. Please consider giving.
I’m proud to be an American. I’m proud to be the wife of a veteran. And I won’t apologize for that pride to anyone.