Memorial day isn’t about burgers, beer and a long weekend. It’s about those who were met at their door with a folded flag, instead of their loved ones returning home.
It’s repeated so often we can mouth the words without really meaning them anymore. But today, of all days, we should take a moment to reflect on the truth underlying the now-cliché phrase ‘Freedom isn’t free’.
Arlington Cemetary alone has somewhere north of 400 thousand reminders of what that price really is.
What is the right way to remember that kind of sacrifice?
Is it a ritual? A moment of silence? Something else?
The people who put up this sign just might have it figured out.
Love this sign. pic.twitter.com/yNk3rVUr2x
— You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) May 26, 2019
If nothing else, starting the day off with a thought like that might lead to ordinary men and women looking for ways large or small that they can each do their part to make America a better place for themselves, and for their neighbors.
And, when it comes right down to it, that’s what built this great nation in the first place.
Here’s a shirt for real men (and women, too):
Why be average? It’s so overrated.
Everyone does that.
If you don’t think so, add some more meat to your diet and read this while you wait for your steak to grill:
Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass.
Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.