Memorial Day is tomorrow. With this in mind, here is a few words to honor those who have given so much for our countries.
The Veterans, past and present, need to be remembered. The WWII veterans saw the world change. They have lived with the horror of war for six decades now. Korean and Vietnam Veterans carried their generation through the perils of their time. The first Gulf War brought the horrors of war to the next generation of veterans. I extend my thanks to the Cold War Veterans who stood at the ready waiting for the world to end while praying to never be called upon to complete their mission. Generations past have sacrificed so much for us. Thank you!
Over the years, so much has changed. Machine guns are a century old now; Nuclear weapons entered the world six decades ago; the draft was ended over three decades ago. With so many changes, one thing has remained constant; each generation has had those who stepped forward to defend their generation from the perils of their time. Our newest generation volunteered to serve in order to protect our homeland from the horrors of war. For this, we must lend our support and thanks to our sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters. Thank you to those who served with me and to all of those who have come after.