Let today be a day of thought on, remembrance of and deep reflection on those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom and liberty, this Memorial Day 2020:
For the peace lovers out there, may I readily agree that war is, indeed, a very ugly thing. But there are worse things. This is said perhaps more eloquently than I will ever have the capability to do in a seminal work by John Stuart Mill:
This essay explains why so many of us have been willing to sign our names on that blank check of willingness to give their lives that you and I may enjoy the rewards of freedom and live our lives in liberty. To these men and women, we owe a debt of gratitude that we can never truly repay. So won’t you please take a moment and give a bit yourselves today spent in quiet reflection on this idea and in gratitude? This Veteran (me), I would appreciate that so very much!!