Friday, November 11, 2011

Honor and Remember

I'm thankful for our veterans.
It only seemed appropriate to address this on Veteran's Day. I'm thankful to those who have fought for our country, for our liberty, for our independence. I'm thankful for those who have given their lives for these causes. I'm thankful for the families of those men and the support they show our troops.

Although I do not have any family members or close friends serving in military services right now, I still appreciate what the troops do for us and what they go through. My grandfather was in the Navy way back when, so I suppose I have a veteran in my family, but be was never negatively affected by his service... for which I am thankful.

So take a moment to remember the men who serve our country... not just today, but everyday. My grandfather is particularly good at doing that, he's very patriotic. He's a great example.

Freedom is not Free
By Ashley Persyn

There is a price we pay for freedom
For it is not truly free
But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans
To buy our liberty

As their blood drains from their body and runs like a river through the grass
Over the years it's forgotten, war is placed in our past
I don't think we all realize the importance veterans play
as the voluntarily serve America each and every day

We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield
Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.
So if you would take a second to commemorate
You will instantly see
We owe veterans our gratitude
For they are the reason we are free

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