Thought for the day: From MP
A thought for you to ponder and maybe remind you to enjoy all that this great nation affords us this weekend.
When you think you’ve seen hard times and life isn’t “fair”look at this picture. Imagine being an 18 year old sailor from some farm town in Iowa manning a 40mm Bofors and knowing you should have a whole life ahead of you but probably won’t live to create it. Imagine picking up the burnt body parts of your shipmates from a gun position, putting them in bags and then manning that same gun. I remember a documentary I saw and an old 40mm gunner on a destroyer was talking about dreading the sunrise “… because that’s when they came.
I was the Alamo in the ocean every day. I never expected to survive.” Men endured nearly unfathomable hardship and terror during that war. They did it under a flag that has symbolized freedom and the ability to strive for greatness every day even if you fall short.
_Don’t kneel for manufactured injustice … stand for true heroism and sacrifice…it’s not only in our history but all around you every day. See the good, don’t search for the bad. Either way, you’ll find what Your looking for.