26. May 2014 By Walter Price 0

Happy Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery
“Poor boy! I never knew you, Yet I think I could not refuse this moment to die for you, if that would save you” – Walt Whitman
Memorial Day is the grand day in America when we celebrate the soldiers who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and died for the freedoms afforded us by such heroics. This isn’t intended to be a day for politics, which creep in anyway, but a day of honor for the mighty fallen.
Often we seem to forget the pride, gut wrenching fears and God help us all feelings when a family has to send off their sons or daughters, husbands or wives, sisters and brothers, neighbors or friends to face these conflicts around the world. Let’s remember and comfort.
Hey, in name, Memorial Day is an American holiday through and through to pay tribute to the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. Let’s also take a second recognize all the men and women from countries around the world who have paid the price for God & their country. A little respect never hurt anyone. 
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
Now let’s have a listen to five moving songs tackling the subject of war from different points of view…Happy Memorial Day!
Bruce Springsteen – “Devils & Dust” (2005)
Metallica – “One” (1988)
U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1983)
Green Day – “21 Guns” (2009)
George Jones – “50,000 Names (Carved In The Wall)” (2001)
Challenge The Politics & Respect The Soldiers

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used” – Hunter S. Thompson