This coming Monday will be Memorial Day. In the Webster’s dictionary we read, "May 30th, formerly observed as a legal holiday in most states of the United States in remembrance of war dead." I find it a little disturbing that the word "formerly" is used in the definition above. We celebrate Memorial Day in REMEMBRANCE of all those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedom we have each day in the United States of America. In the news today was a story about how President Obama is going to miss going to Arlington Cemetery to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Instead he will be vacationing in Chicago with his family. Now, I know that other Presidents have missed attending the event, after all, they do have heavy responsibilities that rest on their shoulders. However, the President serves as President because of the soldiers who gave their lives to keep the highest office in the country alive. I also believe it is strange that the "Commander in Chief" – the head of the military would miss this sacred day; a day to honor the lives of men and women who served to protect the freedom of America.
I must also comment on the recent decision made by Congress, at the pushing of the President to repeal the DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) policy. Shame on these elected officials – they are like bottles tossed to and fro with every wave. They cave into the pressures of the homosexual community. I have no doubt that the majority of the military, and the great majority of the soldiers that gave their lives for the freedom of this country would NEVER want sodomites serving in the military. I am MALE, and as a MALE I would not want some homosexual solider sleeping in my quarters, or huddled near me on a battle field. I can picture in my mind even the unknown soldiers turning over in their graves – embarrassed by the recent decisions of the Commander-in-Chief, and the U.S. Congress. Perhaps it is better for our country not to have Mr. Obama lay a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier. I believe that he is definitely out-of-touch with the American people (except those who are attached to his agenda, and who desire to sink with the ship).
I still believe in the sovereignty of America, and the Freedom of this great nation. I stand and place my hand over my heart when the U.S. Flag is presented. I still sing, God Bless America, My Country Tis Of Thee, and America The Beautiful. One of the greatest songs we sing as Americans is the Star Spangled Banner. It ends with the following question, "O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" This song was composed by Francis Scott Key, "In Defense of Fort McHenry" in September 1814. Congress proclaimed it the U.S. National Anthem in 1931. Perhaps it would do Congress well to go back and study the early history of our great country. Either man the fort, or resign. I believe we need to ask for Congress to step down. The real BUCK stops with the American people.
Please enjoy this coming Memorial Day. If you see a flag, look at it with thanksgiving. If you come in contact with a Vet, thank him, or her for serving. Enjoy the freedom you have this coming holiday.