Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

I'm not going to get all maudlin, not online anyway.  I'll save that for later.  There's a good article in the Wall Street Journal, about what freedom costs.
It was not the Declaration of Independence that gave us freedom but the Continental Army. America was born from conflict, delivered by soldiers willing to pay with their blood the tremendous cost of freedom.
The dead did not wish to be martyred. They no doubt longed to return to their homes and families. But they believed in the "glorious cause," something far greater than themselves. Despite knowing the dangers before them, they followed Gen. Washington into the fray even when victory seemed hopeless and the cause all but lost.
Take a minute to remember today.  For me, I'll be remembering a good friend of mine, David L.Coker.  3rd Squadron, 5th Cav.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Well said Sir.