Veterans Day: Recognizing Courage

Just so we’re all on the same page, THIS is courage:

Normandy Invasion. June 6, 1944

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. – Aristotle

Courage, once arguably the United States’ greatest natural resource, has as of late become a commodity that’s increasingly difficult to find. Where are the leaders who will stand in the gap and say, “Enough is enough!”? How long will our population passively watch the decay of our nation’s core values as they erode on the sterilized plains of political correctness? Where are the men who are willing to fight the for the values that this great nation was founded upon? Many are too busy to even attempt to make a difference because all their time is already spoken for in numerous sports leagues or caught up in “reality” television programming.

One of the most sobering facts to contemplate regarding the historic Normandy invasion is that the vast majority of men you see traversing the cold Atlantic waters were just 18, 19 and 20 years old. Thousands of miles from home, they leapt from their transport ships straight into the jaws of death out of a sense of duty to freedom. Our generation has inherited their gift which countless many paid for with their lives. May we earn that gift each day by doing our part to ensure freedom will stand and last for the generations following in our footsteps.

May we never forget, nor take for granted, the courage of these men and all the veterans of our great nation. Freedom isn’t free; it never has been, nor will it ever be.

Thank you Veterans for your sacrifice. Thank you Veterans for your courage.

– Mike

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