This Memorial Day, let us all be thankful that a generation of Americans paid a huge price to preserve the freedom we all enjoy.
“In America, you don’t fight because you hate what’s in front of you, you fight because you love what’s behind you.” Major Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America.
In all of many international travels my wife and I have had the privilege of enjoying over the past twenty-plus years, this scene in Normandy, along with a view of nearby Omaha Beach, was one of the most memorable and moving for me. I shudder to think what those who lie beneath these grave markers in Normandy would think of many people in this country today who exercise the freedom they died for in such disrespectful and ungrateful ways.
My prayer is that somehow, we will come to our senses and realize what a dangerous and unsustainable path — fiscally, but more importantly, morally — we have been following in the past decade or two, and return to the values that made us the greatest nation on Earth.
Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day.
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Charles M. Jones