Thank you to all of our brave men and women who serve the United States of America in the Military.
I have written and deleted and written and deleted. It all sounds almost trite. The USA is in danger in spite of all of the efforts of our military. Our Government is killing us.
So today I not only say a prayer of thanks for our Veterans, but also a prayer for guidance for our leaders.
As I reflect this morning, I am reminded of a business trip I took to Washington many years ago. There was very little time for sight seeing. But on a very hot summer day we walked to the Vietnam Memorial. As we got closer, the impact took our breath away. The heat coming off the sidewalk rose up to meet the rows and rows of names in black. Mementos lined the base of the memorial. Flowers, boots, plaques, medals... I've never felt more proud and yet helpless in my life. Tears streamed down my face at the realization of how many lives were lost - and that was only one of many wars.
God Bless America.