Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dress Blues

Memorial Day weekend. It's bittersweet. For some of us, we go through the motions and walk through America's pictures. The parades, the streets lined with flags, the grill in the backyard and the beer in the cooler. There's nothing wrong with that, mind you. Nothing at all. That's what America is at its core.

But at the heart of every Memorial Day, are true heroes that must be remembered. They were never voted into any office. They never asked for donations or campaigned for your attention. They are the sons and daughters of this great nation that volunteered to put their time, their patriotism and their heart where their mouth was. They set aside their everyday lives and their families and never returned to resume what they had begun.

This song by Jason Isbell captures all of that for me. Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend Reader. And by all means, raise your beverage to those who gave their all so that you would have the opportunity.