Welcome to World of Dads! I’m glad you decided to pop in and see what this was all about. Since this is my first post and it is Memorial Day I believe the topic has already been decided by fate.
As one who has never served in the military, I am absolutely amazed at the courage it takes for someone to step on a battlefield to protect one’s country. I don’t know how my own courage would stand up if it was required, I can only hope that something would kick in and I would do what’s necessary. I have such an incredible respect for the men and women have served, serve and will serve in our armed forces, but I have even great admiration for those Mom’s and Dad’s who put their lives at risk every day. I’m not saying that someone who doesn’t have children can’t appreciate this, but parents know that their children represent one of the greatest reasons to continue to protect our way of life. It’s really not about them at all, it’s about their children and the lives they will have years later.
At church this morning both active duty and veterans were honored and you couldn’t help feel the pride of this country as they stood up to be recognized. The applause was thunderous and the standing ovation lasted several minutes. We are blessed to live in the United States and I salute the men and women who protect us.