Snow, juicy, plump golden brown turkey and a fat man in a red suit. Although it is a bit early to be thinking of Christmas, I cannot help but to be in a bit of a Christmas mood, with preparing for a long string of holiday shows. Christmas music definitely sets the stage for the feelings of thankfulness and remembrance.
With everyone having their thoughts on the big 2 holidays that are coming up, I ask those of you who read my blog, to also remember what I call the forgotten holiday that is in this month of November....What holiday is that? it is Veteran's Day.
With all of the turmoil of the politicians, and the pushing of gun control, the federal budget etc,...it is easy to forget that there are mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters out their that are making sacrifices that we cannot comprehend. These men and women are and have put their lives on the line to protect or fragile and most precious freedoms and a piece of parchment that sets up our freedoms the Constitution of The United States of America.
So I ask that you take the time to stop and thank a veteran, go to a nursing home and open your ears and let them tell you of history in the first person, stop and thank the mothers and fathers who have lost a son or daughter in the line of duty, let them know that the loss of their loved ones are not in vain.
We tend to take advantage of our freedoms, and lose aspect that freedom comes at a price, not just monetary, but in blood. Our veterans deserve our thanks and gratitude. Do not let them feel that their sacrifice was for not. Even if you do not agree with the political backing of the combat that they have endured, still stop and give them thanks.
If it was not for our veterans, the freedoms that we hold dear and true to ourselves, the freedoms that we take advantage of, the freedom of speech, the rights to bear arms and defend ourselves, the freedom of the press, the freedom of religion, the freedom of being a citizen of The United States of America, would not exist if it were not for the sacrifices that the men, women, mothers, daughters, fathers and brothers had defended.
Celebrate the forgotten holiday, celebrate and uphold our veterans.....