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Archive for June 1st, 2017

I hate writing blogs fast, which is why I don’t blog more often.  But I have had this blog idea in my mind all week and I think it won’t leave my brain until I write this one.

We just recently celebrated Memorial Day.  It is the day when we take a moment to remember those that we have lost serving in our armed services.  Or, it is a moment we have an excuse to get the grill out and see how many hot dogs we can eat in one sitting.  It is a day that we often do not take seriously, perhaps because of the freedoms that the lost men and women have provided for us, we take for granted the fact that we are here because of them.  It has become the American Way.  Let’s complain about not having it good when we have it better than most.

So, despite our differences of opinions about how the country should be run or what laws are good and bad, or which groups of people are being underserved or overserved, I wanted to say thank you.  Thank you to all the people that run TOWARDS danger.  I will be the first to suggest that our armed services could do things better, but I’m not going to fight in there place and that gives me less right to criticize.  It does not remove my right, but it does place my right in its proper perspective.  Here is one basic fact that I believe to be true:  I could bad mouth the police all day every day and if I am in trouble and call 911, a police officer will show up at my location.  How amazing is that!?!

So, thank you.  Thank you Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.  Thank you to the Coast Guard.  Thank you to the police officers.  Thank you to our fire departments.  Thank you to all of you that run TOWARDS danger.  Because if you are like me, that is not the direction I would choose to go.

Happy Belated Memorial Day!

 

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