Monday, May 31, 2010
It's Memorial Day
By Jon E. Easter
My father was a teacher during the Vietnam era, and two of his students are immortalized on the Vietnam Wall. One of the most touching moments of my life was watching him find those two students' names on the wall and spend a quiet moment there with them.
It's Memorial Day. Let's remember those that have made that ultimate sacrifice, and let's hope there's a day that no one will have to give their lives in battle.
Few modern songs, in my view, do as good a job of expressing what it means to be an American soldier as much as this song by Toby Keith does. "American Soldier" tells the story of so many of our fighting men and women. They count up the cost and "know the sacrifice."