Memory holes: There should be no forgetting of those who committed a large part of their lives to serving others.
Brave Souls: We must give thanks to everyone who are serving in the military, or have served in the past. They were courageous – even if they served within the borders of the United States. Courage was demonstrated.
Service reshaped you in many ways. It is our shame that we do not always see beneath the skin. There are wounds one sees, and there are wounds we don’t.
What was given, or being given today speaks of the peace we enjoy today.
Your service gives us all another layer of protection:
Because of your commitment to protect what you felt was right, honorable and just, everyone enjoys a life of freedom and liberty. (though we are working on justice and human rights for everyone); we still enjoy the inviolable right to pursue happiness.
For those gone: You won’t be
For friends here, I’m
honored to be
May you live long, and
May you live well.