Til The Last Shot’s Fired

This weekend signals the beginning of the summer.  Families from all over the US will be hopping on airplanes, cars, boats, and trains, heading out for a weekend vacation of sorts.

But what is this weekend really all about?  It is called Memorial Day. It is a time set aside to honor all our military veterans, whether they served in war or peace, whether they survived or whether they gave their lives as the ultimate price to pay for freedom.  Without out these men and women we would not be able to do whatever it is that we choose to do this weekend or any other day of the week.

Therefore, let my grateful words thank you for the nights you slept freezing in a tent or sweating in the desert, for the lonely days you spent missing your loved ones, for the hours you spent sick in pain and without someone holding your hand, for the moments of sheer fright in the heat of battle, for the wounds you have suffered fighting evil, for the endless days in hospitals undergoing painful surgeries, for the precious occasions you have missed back at home. For all of these sacrifices I thank you on behalf of my family who are so grateful for you. We truly appreciate these sacrifices.

And for those who returned in eternal sleep, may their legacy be honored for generations to come, may the tears shed over their coffins fertilize the fields of patriotism in our nation to raise a new generation built on strength and honor, able and willing to follow in their footsteps when duty calls to defend America. May their blood not have been shed in vain. Finally, may we prove worthy of their sacrifice!

So, my friends, take a few minutes this coming weekend and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Freedom always come with a price, never it is free.  After all it is not about the war, however, it is all about the warrior!

“Say a prayer for peace for for our daughters and our sons.  Set our spirits free.  Let us lay down our guns.  Sweet Mother Mary we’re so tired.  No we can’t come home til the last shot’s fired!”

Check out his video, listen to the words they are very moving!


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