Today should be a somber day of remembrance – to those past and present who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Whether the nation at large knows, agrees with, or supports the conflict, strife, disaster, or action they are involved in, they bravely stand guard each day so that the men and women of this country can rest easy at night.
Those currently in the military sacrifice so much, miles away from family, friends, a shower, a hot meal – to defend freedom, and instill the seeds of democracy. Freedom my friends, is not free; it comes with a very high cost.
John 15:13 Great love hath no man, than to lay down his life for his friends.
Our veterans live and walk around us each day – some wearing visible scars of battle, others wearing invisible scars. They are our friends, relatives, neighbors, teachers, ministers, co-workers, and loved ones. Take the time to day to bow your head and give thanks for those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
In your daily travels, if you pass by an American Legion Post, or a VFW – stop in, buy a veteran a drink. He will appreciate it more than you will ever know. Sit down and share a drink and listen to his story, and you will have a friend forever.
While our conflicts may be ending, and our troops returning home, in the eyes of a veteran, know the war does not end with the declaration of peace, the signing of a treaty, or the winning of a battle. It is knowing that everyone has made it home. So long as the colors of the POW MIA group are flown, we are a nation at war – and we will bring every American home.
There are 83,408 Americans listed as missing in action by the Department of Defense. We will not rest as a nation until these men and women are returned home.
From the team at Sabre Noise – thank you to all the veterans for serving your country proudly.