"On Memorial Day, I don't want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live."
~ Eric Burdon
I am tremendously grateful to the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedom and preserve our way of life. But I am also grateful to the men and women who, as the author of the quote above so eloquently states, "started preaching peace...who have made this world a kinder place to live".
Today I will honor and thank those individuals who made sacrifices - remembering that sacrifices come in all shapes and sizes - in the name of the American dream...those who in some form or another, courageously and selflessly walked into the trenches in the first place.