Memorial Day was here, and now is gone. All I could think about was no school for my public-schooled friends, and everyone would get a holiday from work (everyone except the soldiers). I didn't think about the soldiers who everyday have to go out into a unfamiliar country, where they don't know the people, don't know the language, don't know if they'll be alive that night. I didn't think about the real purpose of the holiday. About all the soldiers that offer up their lives for us. I am so grateful for those soldiers. If a soldier ever happens to read this, I want to say thank you. Thank you for all that you do.
"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand
they wrought for, is their monument today, and for aye."
-Thomas Dunn English