We cannot let this Memorial Day go by without a word of thanks to the veterans and active servicemen and service women who are serving us this week.
Yes, we must remember they do not serve a piece of paper locked up in a museum in Washington, D.C. They serve real people -- you and me.
When a soldier goes into battle, he is probably not thinking of the U.S. Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, he is thinking of his family — his wife, children, mother, father, brother or sister.
They say no one is an atheist in a foxhole. That means that when bullets whistle about you, when you see a rocket come into your bunker that kills you buddies, you say a prayer and thank God you are still alive.
I believe the same is true of a serviceman’s patriotism during such times.
You see, America is not on a piece of paper, no matter how important that paper is. It’s not even on a flag. Every day worn out American flags are destroyed in a proper ceremony.
No, America is people.
Not that we agree with every American, but thank God they have the right to say those things with which we disagree!