Monday, May 25, 2009

May 25th

Ahh Memorial Day. A day to remember those that have fought for this country. But how many of us really take the time to stop and remember and say Thanks for what they have done and what they continue to do even today. I guess being a sister to a Marine and having a very close family friend that was a Marine, God rest his soul, I know that these men and women and their families endore for us. The time away from family and friends is just the start, they go through training that would break the weak, then are shipped off to a forgien land with a gun in hand and told to shoot to kill. Take a second and think about the mental part of that, knowing that you have taken a human life, granted some of them need to be taken out (Hitler and the 3rd Right, and well that crazy guy that was in the Iraq, Saddam Hussien.) Then if they are lucky enough to make it home that haunts them for how long? Then there are those that are gone. All gave some, and some gave all. Those that have given all, then of what they went through, I don't even what to think about that, to be far from home, laying their wanting loved ones near and yet knowing that they can not be there. And they did all of this for? For you. For me. For this country that they love. Has the country done them proud? What would they think of it today?