Howdy folks, tis I, Danica Avet, your friendly Hump Day Fox.
This week we’re honoring our men and women who’ve fallen in the line of duty. If you stop to think about it, that’s a very profound statement.
Our armed forces are sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, and parents. The military is made up of regular people who decide to defend our country and the freedoms we hold so dear.
My grandfather joined the U.S. Army Air Corps before WWII. My stepdad was a Naval Seabee during Vietnam. I’m sure if I went further back in the family tree, I’ve had ancestors who fought in the Civil War and the Battle of New Orleans. (We kind of lived too far south for the American Revolution, but I’m sure there was someone who was part of that too.)
I have to admire the men and women who give up years of their youth to fight for what they believe in. That’s what this country is all about, isn’t it? Defending the weak, fighting tyranny, fighting for freedom. The men and women who’ve lost their lives for our rights deserve the respect of every generation to come.
Never take your freedom for granted. It wasn’t that long ago that we fought off the most powerful military in the world to preserve our right to live free. And those rights have been defended by the blood of the common American soldier. Honor them for they are true heroes and heroines.
I seem to be in a Nonpoint mood today since I have them playing on my personal blog as well, but I think this song sums up anything I could say about what our soldiers sacrifice for us.