In our daily rush to Starbucks, school and work, we often lose sight of the important things in life. Things like freedom, family and faith. These are the gifts that make America great, but they weren’t won in a lottery.
Our blessings of peace and good fortune were fought for and defended by our men and women in uniform. These are the heroes who sacrificed for the greater good of their families and country. They sailed the seas, flew through the skies and marched into hostile territories so their sons, daughters and loved ones would know peace at home. They stood in harm’s way defending our freedom and they paid the ultimate price.
If not for the courage of our fallen patriots, the land of the free might not be so free. Look around the world today and you’ll find chaos and death in Syria, Somalia and Yemen to name just a few. These places may be out of sight, but they must never be out of mind -- nor should the memories of our heroes who spared us a similar fate.
As we make plans for the Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember to honor our fallen troops and say a prayer for those still on the frontlines. We owe the men and women in uniform our freedom and it is our duty on Memorial Day to make sure the ultimate sacrifices of our fallen heroes are never forgotten.
God bless our soldiers. God bless Texas. God bless America.