Memorial Day Thoughts

Today is Memorial Day, the day to remember and honor all who have given their lives in the armed struggles to save our United States of America. It started with the Revolutionary War for independence from Great Britain, then to the Civil War, the costliest and deadliest war ever fought on American soil. Some 620,000 of 2.4 million soldiers were killed with millions more injured.

In the 20th Century came World War I, then World War II, which were direct threats to the survival of the USA, followed not long after by the Korean War, the Vietnam War and later the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many, many died in armed conflict after conflict. None were fought on United States soil. And the ones following WWII in hindsight are now seen as ones directed by decisions from unwise political leaders. The cost in American lives in foreign wars since WWII has been tragic. We honor all who died and all who have suffered catastrophic injury.

The country is even now in peril. Not from foreign invasion, although that may come, but rather from enemies within. This includes the current Executive branch of our federal government and its FBI, CIA, State Department, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security.

It is time to meditate and pray for our country. It is time to remain vigilant. It is time to be prepared for whatever may come. We can save this country. We can once again become a nation under God and the US Constitution. We can bring the USA back to being the light on the hill for all nations on Earth. The fight is upon us.