Success and Liberty Comes Only With Sacrifice

Published on May 28, 2012

On this day of remembrance, it is important to take time to reflect on the greatest sacrifice men and women of our armed forces have made to protect our freedom and way of life.

It is also time to reflect and thank those who have sacrificed themselves and today are living with those scars.  I am talking about those who have lost limbs, been incapacitated, and those who may not have the physical impairments but have been mentally scarred for life.

It is also time to thank and support the spouses of active military duty personnel who are left behind to fend for the family, often on income levels many of us would not be able to live on.

The word sacrifice is defined as “Sacrifice of one’s personal interests or well-being for the sake of others or for a cause”.

Our men and women of the military, as well as our volunteer EMT’s, firefighters and police officers, all sacrifice themselves in the cause of freedom and peace.  I added the EMT’s, firefighters and police officers because they too are part of the forces we count on to keep us safe from harm both at home and abroad.

So as we take time to remember the greatest sacrifice of all (the giving of one’s life) and the many sacrifices made by countless individuals on our behalf, I do have one question for all of us:

How can we say thank you and help those who have sacrificed for us?  It may be a simple thank you, a contribution to help support a family,  simply helping with chores or volunteering at a VA Hospital.  Whatever you can do, it will be greatly appreciated by all those who have served.

To our friends overseas who have fought along our side, we thank you too for the sacrifices you have made.

To our men and women of the military, THANK YOU!!!!