Excerpt From A Commentary by Oliver L. North:
Today, we pause as a nation to honor all who have been laid to rest after serving in our armed forces to preserve our liberty and offer others the hope of freedom. All those to whom we pay tribute on Memorial Day sacrificed the comforts of home, the warmth and affection of loved ones - and in many cases, life itself - while in uniform.
Monday, May 25, 2009
When thinking about those who gave all in defense of our Country I like to look at something peaceful like the photo above. Although I served in the Navy back in the 60's I still cannot understand how someone can kill someone else over something that basically is so meaningless, when it all comes down to living in peace as an alternative with all mankind.
Those who fought and died so that I, and you, can view in peace something as beautiful as this scene is someone whom I honor as a former Sailor, an American and as a member of the human race. They died so that I, and you, can live and hopefully make this world a place where war, although will never cease, may someday become less commonplace.
May God bless all those whom we remember and honor this day.
In my world, if I can help it, there is no place for war; but I will defend if called upon to do so. In peace you are welcome to my world, and in peace may you stay.