Memorial Day Thanks

Saw the quote at the bottom in the WSJ this morning, referring to the Memorial Day weekend just ahead.

A man who will not fight for anything is not a man. Today, we are having to fight for things we used to take for granted. But the biggest thanks goes to those willing to put their lives at risk to protect us and the great freedoms that God has blessed us with. So glad we have Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Highest thanks to those who gave their lives to defend us and maintain our freedom. Thanks to everyone who has or does serve in the military, as well as those who serve as police or firefighters.

Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 I would add that no one is worthy of greater honor and remembrance.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse…A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. – John Stuart Mill