There’s a lot of great videos honoring our veterans but this remains my favorite. We live in a country where we are blessed by freedoms. However over the course of years it becomes easy to take those freedoms for granted and forget exactly why we have those freedoms. This is simply the human condition. We need to actively strive on a daily basis to learn about and remember what it is like in other countries and just how lucky we are here in America. But we also need to take the time to asses why we are so lucky and at what cost.
Over 2.7 million United States soldiers have been killed or wounded in our history. Countless families have been scarred forever with children growing up fatherless (or motherless), parents losing their child before their time, friends losing friends, lives forever changed because of wounds and scarring. This freedom has not come lightly. In Texas alone we have nearly 1.8 million veterans. These are the people who teach your children in school, serve your food at lunchtime, manufacture items you use in factories and rescue you when your house is on fire. Veterans are everywhere and they have made an enourmous sacrifice as have their families.
Today, think of these sacrifices. Think of these real men and women who have put their lives on the line. Think of the freedoms that you possess today and remember, they fought for you. Thank you veterans of America!