Saturday May 21 is Armed Forces Day. It is a day to reflect and give thanks to all of our Men and Women who serve in our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard without ego or fanfare. It is a time to reflect on all of those who gave their lives to preserve the freedom of our country.
To me it is a thankless job especially when our national elected officials are ignorant of military and world matters. America has always been asked to help in times of crisis or natural disaster. It should be understood that the greatest country in the world is expected to lead in times of need or crisis. Our country relies upon an all volunteer Armed Forces to help keep peace in our world, help protect our citizens abroad and to allow others the opportunity to live in a free society rather than under a dictatorship/tyrant rule as we still see in 50 countries of our world such as Cuba, Iran and North Korea to name a few.
Freedom is not and has never been free to achieve. Millions upon millions of people have died in a quest to be free and to remain living free in our world. Freedom should be taken for granted nor abused by politicians who in many cases are ignorant of their world history of freedom.
Let us rejoice and give thanks to all those who are current serving and have served in our Armed Forces every day of the year not just once a year. For with out them the likelihood of us being free would be questionable. Thank you all who have served and are serving our country.