Saturday, May 27, 2006

It's not about cheap flat screens!


YOU get an extra day off.

YOU get to spend time with family and friends, or just doing whatever you damn well please.

And why, because somebody else died defending this idea of freedom.

Memorial Day is the one day of 365 that we are supposed to recall those who were killed in the course of defending YOUR American Dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. One day... would it ruin your life to think about those folks (and their families) for one day?

So it's not about cheap flat screen tvs (which were probably built in China by laborers paid slave wages and working in less than acceptable conditions, without health care benefits or 401K plans)! It's about the soldiers, sailors, airmen (and women), and the Marines who paid the ultimate price for us.

The next time you see a uniformed service person - maybe you'll thank them, buy them a cup of coffee or pick up their check. They're not getting rich working for the military, but many among us are living quite well because of their dedication.

And if you happen to be an American Service person or the family of someone serving this country, THANK YOU.


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