A Tribute on Memorial Day

This coming Monday is Memorial Day, which is much more than the place marker for the beginning of summer, much more than a day to barbecue with family and friends, much more than a day to sit at the pool with a beer and enjoy the fact that the weather is good and that you have the day off of work. We are privileged in this country; we go about our lives without fear of oppression, there is no danger of stepping on a land mine, or being shot by a sniper while walking our kids to the bus stop.  We live in a free and capitalistic country where we are free to start a business and reap the fruits of our labors. You might ask yourself why I am writing about this in a business blog. Continue reading

Memorial Day – A Day To Remember…

As I lay here cold and scared, in this ditch I lay aware as life escapes and death overtakes this body I have given to both God and State, with sweat and blood running down my face as my enemy seals my fate. I came here of my own free will to fight the Kings men with my brothers and friends so that all may be free to live and to pray, free of England’s folly and her unholy ways. I came here young, I came here strong, I came here with both muzzle and blade, I came to be free of King George and his army and to break the chains he has thrown upon me. I came to fight, I came to kill, I came to send those Redcoats straight to hell. I fired once, and I fired twice, and I charged the hill with all my might, I gutted one and shot two and three they had to die so we could be free. Their numbers were many their weapons were strong, but they fought our will which too was strong. We desired to be free of England and its ways, to be free of taxes and kings and forced religion and queens. Continue reading