This week we pay tribute to our veterans, and rightfully so. Whether you agree with the policies of American leaders from Washington through Obama, the fact is that America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and all others in support of our military, have consistently fought and in many cases died with honor on behalf of this great nation.
I’m reminded of the words of Alfred, Lord Tennyson in his signature poem Charge of the Light Brigade; “Theirs not to reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die…” While this is perhaps the most often quoted phrase from this classic work, it is the final stanza that we should all embrace as we celebrate our veterans. “When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made! All the world wondered. Honor the charge they made, Honor the Light Brigade, Noble Six Hundred.” May all our fallen heroes rest in peace wherever they lay, knowing their sacrifice was not in vane.
And, may God bless all our veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of, and under the name of the United States of America.