On this warm November morning here in Osterville, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the dedication and service that our men and women in the United States military deserve. As we all celebrate Veterans Day with parades and prayers, it should be noted and more importantly, comprehended, what these brave souls do for our country. The fallen have not died in vain, as this nation is still one, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. War is not good for children or any living thing and should be viewed with careful critical “thinking”. Prayer is a more apt solution. How can one make sense of insanity? This sentiment, however, takes nothing away from those men and women, their families and their friends who suffer greatly, tour after tour, defending our country from tyranny and terrorism. Should we not fight the same good fight? Taking care of our own? Is that not the whole premise for us being on foreign soil–to fight for the freedoms our forefathers’ envisioned for us? These men and women ask no questions, as they do not have that luxury. They forgo their first amendment rights and blindly follow leaders who, God willing, have their best interests in mind. Today is not a day to critique. Today is a day to honor. “There is no greater love than to give one’s life for a brother.” That is what we honor, despite our differences in policy or protocol. We honor our men and women because of their faith and courage, their honor and their duty. We honor them. We honor them. Peace~ M
November 11, 2009
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