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May 30, 2011

In Honor of Our Fallen

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul McCord @ 8:45 am

Last Thursday another seven US military members were killed in action.

Whether they’re called wars, military actions, or police actions, our military men and women are under the constant strain of working to keep us safe and to safeguard our freedoms.  And their safety and security are always at risk in order to safeguard ours.

We in America are fortunate to live in the freest, safest, and most prosperous country in human history.  Today we honor one of the two groups responsible for establishing and maintain those freedoms—the US Military in all its branches: the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines.  We’ll honor the work of the other group on July 4.

From the War of Independence to Afghanistan, men and women have been giving their lives and limbs for you and me—and for a vision of what a country could be.  And although that vision may be imperfectly practiced, it far exceeds any other attempt in history to create a fair, open, just society.

I hope you will join me in honoring those who have volunteered to become our guardians and protectors from outside forces that might seek to do us harm.  With some exceptions in the past, our men and women in uniform aren’t drafted; rather they voluntarily give of themselves to protect us, making their sacrifice even that much more worthy of our honor and admiration.

If you have a flag, fly it today.  If you encounter a current or past member of the military, let them know how grateful you are for their service. 

Most of all take time to reflect on the tremendous contributions our military has preformed and what they’ve done for you, your family, your business, your neighbors, and the world at large.

We are honored to live in the nation that has contributed more to mankind than any nation in history—thanks to the freedoms our military forces have protected and insured.

God bless our men and women in uniform and may He take great care of our fallen.


1 Comment »

  1. Paul – Great mind or at least those with gratitude think alike. My weekly business column discussed Memorial Day as a Legacy of Leadership and focused on the military as well. Leanne Hoagland-Smith

    Comment by Leanne Hoagland-Smith — May 30, 2011 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

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