Thursday, November 13, 2008

Veteran's Day

This post may be a little late, but I cannot let the week go by without mentioning my gratefulness to all of those who have served in our military in order to make our great nation the best place in the world to live. Without these military heroes our country would not have freedoms like voting in a presidential election like we did last week or the freedom to pick and choose which media publication we would like to read to get our news. So many things that we take for granted. I would just like to say thank you, vets. Your sacrifice has not been in vain.

While touring the USS Midway last week, we came upon this lonely table in a corner 0f the mess hall. It seems that every ship had a special POW table set up in their dining room to remind them of the soldiers who remain imprisoned or missing in action. The sight gave each of us great pause in considering the price that some paid for our freedom.

Land of the free,
land that I love.
We are not perfect, but we are strong,
We are not sovereign, but we are united.
We are one, we are many,
We are Americans
And for this I am grateful,
I will never be ashamed.

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