It is at times like this that I wish I was blessed with the rhetorical skills to adequately express the profound awe I’m in of people who willingly put their devotion to their country and the welfare of strangers, many of whom show animus toward them, and lay down their lives for what is in their hearts the noblest of causes. How my heart aches for the gold star families who were deprived of loved ones just entering the prime of their lives. I can scarcely contain my utter contempt for a president who treats such warriors as no more than gum on the sole of his shoe. I’ll not dwell on a critique of the Commander-In-Chief, this is not the day for it. It is rather to honor those who, as Lincoln said, “gave their last full measure of devotion.” We owe these immortals a debt we can never begin to repay. The best we can do is to honor them and make sure the sacrifices they made will not be in vain.
I had a bunch of links bookmarked from over the weekend that I planned to post here,but it doesn’t seem appropriate just now.