Make Every Day Memorial Day

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    Make Every Day Memorial Day

    Saw this and I thought a few of y'all would enjoy it. I post it in honor of my son, who's serving as a .50 gunner somewhere in Afghanistan as you read this...

    Memorial Day, Every Day

    I live to remember.

    I have not forgotten that America is still at war in Iraq and Afghanistan and that our finest citizens have volunteered to put themselves in harm’s way in the name of freedom. The media has done a grave disservice to our warriors and their families who have been asked to sacrifice so much. The war is now barely covered by the media.
    Maybe so called journalists have forgotten. The media has moved on.

    Not me. I have chosen to dig in and never forget. Not a day goes by that I am not reminded, often painfully, that America is at war. The cards, letters, pictures and e-mails I receive on a daily basis from America’s finest and their families embolden me to be a better American, to be even more appreciative of the freedoms, liberties and opportunities provided me and you with the blood of warriors.

    These brave American warriors and the warriors who have gone before them humble me to my core. There are no words to express my appreciation for their bravery, commitment and sacrifice. The same goes for their families who are left behind to soldier on while their loved ones go off to war. God bless them all.
    We owe it to these brave Americans and their families to win this war with our honor intact, not to telegraph to the enemy when we are packing up and leaving the battlefield. I’m no military tactician, but announcing when we are leaving the battlefield is analogous to putting an ad in your local newspaper to let all local punks and thugs know when you are going on vacation so that they can plunder your home.

    I stand with most Americans demanding a victory strategy, not an exit strategy.
    When we commit our troops to war, we must make a commitment to them and their families that we will achieve total victory through the application of total war.

    Of the thousands of brave American warriors I have met since 9-11, not one has expressed a desire to leave the battlefield without victory. They all want to stay and finish the job. The commander in chief should remember how freedom has been achieved throughout history and let these trained warriors do their job. That's how I remember.
    As parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, we owe it to America’s finest to educate our nation’s youth that many brave Americans have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. Teach them that freedom isn’t free. Teach them that the American military has freed more people from the shackles of tyranny and slavery than any other force in the history of the world. Teach them to remember this not just on Memorial Day but every day.
    America is at war. Thousands of Americans have paid the ultimate sacrifice while thousands of more have been wounded. Pause to remember them this Memorial Day. Say a prayer for the warriors and their families. They are the world’s true freedom fighters.

    Never forget them. Make Memorial Day every day.

    Ted Nugent, 5/31/2010
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