As many of gather with friends and family to fire up the barbeque it is important to remember the origins of Memorial Day. We are a country at war, so regardless of any personal feelings or attempts at justification about the rights and wrongs of engaging in warfare, we should always honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice, and reflect on the freedoms we enjoy because of them, the brave men and women of our military.
I will freely admit to being biased on this subject because I have been, and continue to be, a proud military spouse. Flyboy has been active duty Air Force for the past 14+ years now, and although I wish we didn't need to be separated so often, I am incredibly proud of him and the job he does. It takes a special kind of person to do this job, 24/7, and every deployment drives that point home with fine precision. My brother also serves in the Army, and his first assignment was with the National Honor Guard in Washington, D.C. so he has experienced first hand the devastation that comes with war.
So whether you support this war or not, we should all support our troops.