A day dedicated to memories. ~~ specifically memories of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice~~ life.
The Bible says : ” No greater love has a man,that he lay down his life for another.”
I think that days like today are very difficult on our Veterans, and even those who are currently serving actively in our armed forces. I know that Vet’s have a day set aside for us to honor them, but today is the day they honor those who stood next to them…… and didn’t come home.
My husband has the heart of a warrior. Some days he struggles with leaving that warrior at the battle field, and that warrior inside him aches for those who have fallen. He has served his country in two war zones, and he has been places and seen things, he is unable to articulate. These things haunt him in the quiet of the night. Today is a day he is quiet and pensive. He looks off into the distance; remembering.
This morning as we were praying together, he thanked God for those who had given their all; even to their last breath, for this and other countries. They fought, not only to preserve the freedoms we have come to hold dear here in the USA, but they go to foreign countries to help other people fight for that basic human desire -freedom. Many have died in wars that were not ours to fight, but we fought, because freedom is worth fighting for.
I don’t know how many men my husband has seen die. I do know it is not something he likes to remember. Some were his friends, others acquaintances, some just brothers in desert colored camo…… but each one of them was a soul, loved and prayed for by friends and family back home. Each one of them will be carried in the heart of my husband for the remainder of his days.
So today, let’s remember….. Freedom isn’t free. It must always be sacrificed and fought for….. for some, even to the point of death.