May 25, 2009

This Memorial Day...

Memorial Day should be a time of solemn reflection on some of the most sacred of human ideals: faith, family, duty, commitment, heroism and honor. We are so profoundly indebted to all those Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen who have given their lives defending us.

My father fought in WWII, aiding Great Britain in defending freedom that stretched far past the English channel. My room mate Coral's father served two tours in Vietnam...the most unpopular war in American history. It is with great pride I see Memorial day as all this and more because the graves of those pagans and wiccans who fought and died for our freedoms and the choices of everyone's spirituality are now allowed to show their honor by having a pentacle on their headstones.

Freedom is not just for the mainstream, it stands for who we are, our choices and what we believe in whether it be Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Native American or of the Old Ways. Today, as a solitary and a very proud American, I stand and honor all of the men and women who gave their lives and put in their tours of duty in order to ensure every freedom we have today. Bright Blessings to all on this Memorial Day.

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A beautiful photo of a sad passage. Do you know its details?