Part of the Memorial Day activities for my family today was going up to Mount Rushmore. We are blessed to live only 25 minutes away from the “Shrine of Democracy,” and I try to get up there as often as possible. It’s also a great opportunity to review America’s rich heritage with my children as we see the faces of these great men carved into a mountain. These photos were taken from angles and locations less commonly seen.
How is it you think solemn ceremonies or rites honor us, or our sacrifice, when you have abandoned the freedoms and principles for which we died, and given them into the hands of bureaucrats and professional politicians? If you want to truly honor us, then restore this nation to its Founding principles, put God back in His rightful place, as the center of it all, and make some effort to protect those precious freedoms, whether from foreign foes or domestic demagogues.
I had the honor several times over my 10 years of service in the U.S. Air Force to work alongside several United States Marines, and they are some incredible people. They hold a discipline and commitment that is second to none. They are always in the thickest, nastiest fighting on the ground, and are usually doing it with less material support than most other branches of the service…and I thank God for them.
This Memorial Day we remember those brave men and women who gave their lives in defense of our most precious freedoms. And we would do well to pray for the members of our armed forces who are placing their lives on the line even as I speak. They long to accomplish their mission and return home to their loved ones. Above all, they yearn for peace.
As we celebrate and express our appreciation for the generations of sacrifice from our men and women in uniform, consider this from Americans for Limited Government. It is a tribute to that courage and dedication which has kept us free for 234 years…and a caution that we not lose all we have held so dear.