Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day


Today, is the day, we Americans, set aside to remember those who served.  "Freedom isn't Free" is often used to describe how we feel about the sacrifice made and the cost it took to have the "right" to live our "American Dream."  

I graduated with 2 guys, who are no longer with us.  Each died in their early 20's, in service.  Keith Schultz, in Gander Newfoundland, airplane crash and Marlin Sonnentag, in Afghanistan.  Both, I personally believe, were because of terrorist attacks during peace keeping operations.  

I knew both of them.  I went from Kindergarten to 12th grade with Keith.  Kind, patriotic, Christian, funny and dedicated young men.  So sad.  As I think of all that has happened to me - my life -  the blessings and the trials, they never had that. 

I do think of them, often.  The sacrifice, not only from them, but their parents as well.  

So, here's to you, my friends, your parents and to those thousands of others who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  A thank you - just isn't enough.  

My refuge lies in Jesus - my hope for surviving families is that they can find it in Him as well.    

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

Check out link for Keith Schultz:  http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2011/12/13/fort-campbell-honors-memory-of-soldiers-from-gander-newfoundland-airplane-crash/

Check out the link - about Marlin Sonnentag.

Gold Star Mother remembers son lost at war

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is so true. the families give so much...

Mary Ann said...

Thank you for your heartfelt tribute, from the wife of a career soldier, now retired!

dr momi said...

A real tribute on Memorial day.....

Bama Girl said...

So sad for the young people who lost their lives! Thanks for sharing this post! Blessings from Bama!