Monday, May 28, 2007
It is a beautiful Memorial Day and we just returned from a service honoring the US armed forces, including the fallen soldiers from our city. One lost his life in Vietnam, the other seven, in Iraq. The total count of US casualties of the war in Iraq is now at 3, 455. It was an emotional morning spent in remembrance of those who give their lives in service to a country that often complains about what is wrong with the country instead of celebrate what is right with it. I believe a big part of what is right with our country is that we have citizens who are willing to dedicate their lives to serving and defending it. This is their day, and I stand in respect and admiration of them.