The blood of heroes never dies

Posted by    |    May 25th, 2012 at 6:45 am

Gravesites located in a very new section of Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado (Credit: Tony Massey via en.wikipedia.org)A friend whose sons are serving in our military sent this reminder to me last night: “It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.  It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.  It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.  It is the veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.  It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.  It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.”

How will you observe Memorial Day this Monday?  I’d like to make three suggestions.  The first is for Texans and all who have elections next week: vote.  The presidential and Senate primaries have come to our state, as well as a host of other offices.  Important propositions are on the ballot as well.  Fallen veterans paid the ultimate price to defend our nation.  The least we can do to follow their example is to serve in the way all citizens of a democracy should.