Memorial Day is the time to pay tribute too those serving our country. I always think its important to remember those who are still living as well as those who are no longer with us. I dont think there is a braver thing one can do, then stand up and fight for their country. I find it horrible and ironic that we have to fight for peace.
I have two brothers, whom I am severly proud of, who served in the Marines. Semper Fi. I also have friends and family serving in Iraq right now. I worry for them every day and hope they safely come home soon to their families and friends who miss them dearly.
I also have family who are retired from the military. We teach our children to be proud of their Papa and to always have respect for the service he carried out in the military. Not only is he a family elder, but also, a retired knight.
In my need to turn everything into fantasy, I see all of these people as modern day knights in shining armor. It is a thin veil to romanticise what war really is. Ugly. There is nothing beautiful about what war does to people, civilizations or humanity. But the hope that we are making a positive difference in the lives of people who need to be uplifted, is there. To not let evil and the ugliness of those who only wish to destroy, win. From that perspective, I feel we are all warriors then.
We all need to fight for peace so that the beauty in life is not lost.