U.S. Losing Middle East Influence
Today is a day to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for love and freedom of America! A day to honor those who died as it were with their boots on fighting to defend our way of life. Faith, freedom, and family. Thank you! Below is an excerpt from Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, a true American hero and patriot. Rh
Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin says:
Now, if you stop and think about it, what Memorial Day is all about is honoring those that gave the last full measure, honoring those who died fighting for this country. If young adults really knew what a sacrifice that has been made by those men and women that have stepped up and said, ‘Here am I—send me’ by giving their lives in service to this country, they would certainly have more pride.
Sadly, the reason is most millennials have never been taught anything except what is wrong with our country, how our heroes were not only flawed but hopelessly evil. Yet America is the only nation that fought a Civil War to right the wrong of slavery, and that cost the lives of over 650,000 men. See, the truth is for more than 244 years, American men and women have given their lives to a cause greater than themselves—the cause of liberty. When we lose sight of what that cause is, there’s no reason to make such a costly sacrifice, no longer a need to be patriotic, no longer a need to celebrate Memorial Day. So it is on us to pass on to the next generation what Memorial Day is all about. In fact, Ronald Reagan spoke these memorable words to the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce on March 30, 1961:
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.