Memorial Day is a day for heroes. Children need heroes to believe in. When I was growing up I had many, Christopher Reeve as Superman, Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman and so many more. But, today Christopher Reeves is dead and Wonder Woman believes in different things than she used to – things any God-fearing person can’t believe in. The world we live in today is so polarized because we’ve forgotten how America was constructed. We’ve forgotten that we are a land of many beliefs and many ways to live our lives – that as long as we didn’t hurt our neighbor we could believe as we wanted, live as we wanted. This has all been thrown into jeopardy by those that seek to take a nation of many beliefs and force everyone to believe the same thing even if it’s against our core convictions; even if it hurts a neighbor.
To those that seek to divide us I remind you of the words of one of our greatest Presidents, “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives”.
As you and your families share a nice barbeque spare rib or chicken or whatever you’re eating this Memorial Day I hope that sinks into those that need the lesson. For the rest of us I leave you with another phrase that President Reagan is also famous for, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Be involved. Teach your children about Memorial Day. Make sure they understand it’s not National BBQ Day but a day that honors our true fallen heroes.
Have a happy Memorial Day!