Yikes...it's been over a month since I blogged? Yup. Sorry. Memorial Day, however, has snapped me back to my senses.
First of all, I need to quote a stunningly accurate statement about America: The Star Spangled Banner (1st verse) ends with "o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave." The accurate statement is "The land of the free because of the brave."
I'm listening to Dennis Prager broadcast live as he always does on national holidays. As his compatriots on talk radio usually do a "Best of" Dennis rises head and shoulders above the rest by doing live radio. And I compliment him for it. Today he is talking about taking a minute, today, at 3:00 p.m. local time to remember those who died in defense of the rights we enjoy. He was referring to a website that refers and talks about refreshing National Remembrance Day. The reason for 3:00 p.m.? It was reasoned that at that time Americans are most likely to be fully enjoying the rights and liberties that others have fought and died for. And the saddest parts of the website are where the Commsion's director asked a group of school children what Memorial Day means. Their reply: "That's the day the pool opens!" And the second part is where a gallup poll shows that only 28% of Americans know what Memorial Day means. One out of four Americans. Yup, government run schools have certainly done exactly what they , the Democrats and their supporting teachers unions have set out to do. To incredible shame of which they all have none of.
As I once heard about those who serve "Because you and your brothers-in-arms risked and often gave up all their tomorrows, I live today in the greatest nation on earth. And I owe you and them a debt that I can never hope to repay except only by token by also defending those God given rights and liberties to hand down to my children as a sacred trust."