As a military wife and mother, this was the scenario I never wanted to face. Even today as I write this, tears well in my eyes and a knot forms in my throat at the very thought. Yet through the years all across America, thousands of mothers, fathers, husbands and wives have experienced this nightmare. Their military family member has given his or her life for fellow Americans. THEY understand freedom is not free!
Since the founding of this nation people have given their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor both in war and peace so that you and I can remain free.
Thomas Jefferson once said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
First and foremost, take time this weekend to honor and remember those who have given their all or had their lives altered by injuries so that you and I can be free.
Then get involved. Help support the men and women who are fighting for your freedoms. This means not only those in uniform but those seeking and serving in public office.
God bless you this Memorial Day and God bless America,