Today as you enjoy your family gatherings, your cookouts, your community pool openings, and most importantly your day off work (unless you are in the emergency, restaurant, or retail industries), please take a moment to remember exactly what this day means.
In case you do not know, the man pictured below is Pat Tillman. Pat gave up a career in the NFL to serve the country he loved and fight for its freedom. Pat made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life in the service. I chose to feature Mr. Tillman because of his football connection, but he is just one example of the millions of men and women who have dedicated their lives for our country, many of whom have given their all.
I am reminded of an old song with the very simple yet poignant chorus:
All gave some, and some gave all.
Some stood through for the red, white and blue, and some had to fall.
And if you ever think of me, think of all your liberties and recall.
Some gave all…
Here is to all the men and women who gave their lives for us. Thank you…