Today, with Americans fighting and dying in two wars, it seems fitting to remember that all we do and say, here on this blog, in court, anywhere, is because for over two hundred and thirty years Americans have answered the call to fight for freedom against oppression.
Agree with the wars or do not agree with the wars. For 364 days we can argue and fault our politicians for getting us into those wars.
But today is a day of remembrance and thanks.
Dozens of Americans every month are being buried in Arlington cemetery. The Boys of the trenches from WWI and the Boys of Normandy from WWII lie in French cemeteries, never to return to their homeland. But never forgotten.
The Boys of Guadancanal and Iwo Jima rest for eternity on islands on the other side of the world . Most Americans will never see their distant, lonely graves. But today we remember.
The Pilots and Sailors from the Carrier Lexington, sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea, rest in the Pacific. No graves mark their sacrifice. But today we remember.
We could go on and on. Thousands of battles in world wars, from Africa to China.
The Marines in Korea. 50 thousand names on a black wall in Washington for the men and women who died in Vietnam. Antietam- the bloodiest day in American History, and only Americans fighting each other died.
Whatever the war; wherever the conflict, Americans have answered the call.
Today we remember.
And while it doesn't seem nearly enough: