Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
You can argue whether war is ever a good thing with yourself.
You can argue whether the United States should be involved with other countries or minding their own business with Congress.
You can argue the costs of war and the outcomes with the accountants.
You can argue the philosophy of war with the philosophers.
You cannot argue with the service person about the commitment a person makes when they enter service, willing to give up their lives, freedom and quality of life to follow their commanders wherever they point them.
You cannot argue with an individual who would lay down their lives to protect someone they don’t know and will never know that their service is misdirected.
Do not believe a life is wasted protecting freedom - an ideal which is born by a higher concept.
Do not lessen the gift you have been given.
Say a silent prayer to those you should honor, shake a veterans’ hand, and sincerely thank them for their service.