After reading several articles, looking at many touching pictures, and watching a couple of heart-wrenching videos yesterday, I am still remembering our armed forces. There are countless stories that touch us all deeply. There are so many stories of bravery, stories of loyalty, stories of resolve, stories of sacrifice, and so on. These stories need to be told, they need to be heard, they need to be shared. The abilities and achievements of our military personnel are so important to our every day life. Think about all the freedoms we are afforded each and every day. We can plan our own lives from day-to-day. We are free to live where we want, to work where and when we want, travel where we want. We can worship how we choose, we can come and go as we please. We decide. We have the freedoms. It’s largely because these amazing men and women have laid it all on the line for millions of people they don’t know. They fight for all of us, they protect, save, and assist, for all of us. They believe in the big picture, the American dream, bigger than all of us, and we all benefit from their selfless actions.
Today I am taking my son to referee a hockey game. Then we come home, and as a family we will head to another hockey game. On the way, we are picking up my oldest son. We can come and go as we please. We make the plans because we can. While I drive the miles today, and go through my day, I am still remembering.