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Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day: The True Meaning




I was on Facebook this morning and noticed quite a few posts about Memorial Day. One of things that stood out the most was not everyone had it's meaning quite right. Today is not Veteran's Day. Today is Memorial Day. Today is the day that we honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives to defend our country and protect our freedom.
Yes, we need to give honor to those who have served and are currently severing our country but that is not what today is about. Let's not get these two days confused. We need to respect this day for what it is. Remember those who have died for us and remember their loved ones who have been left behind. Show these families that we will never forget the one they lost. That their sacrifice will not be forgotten.
On this day stand with pride and celebrate our lost heroes. Today is not about barbecues, or a day off from work.  Today is the day for remembering. Remembering all of the men and women who have died in our country's Armed Forces. Honor them by never forgetting.

Arlington
~Trace Adkins

I never thought that this is where I'd settle down,
I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown,
They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men,
for a job well done.

There's a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,
The man inside he cried the day they brought me home,
They folded up a flag, and told my mom and dad, 'We're proud of your son'.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,
I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.

I remember daddy brought me here when I was eight,
We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,
And when we finally found that cross,
He said, 'Son this is what it cost, to keep us free'.
Now here I am a thousand stones away from him,
He recognized me on the first day I came in,
And it gave me a chill, when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,
And I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,
I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.

And every time I hear, twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home, to us.

We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done,
We can rest in peace, 'cause we were the chosen ones,
We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust
Don't cry for us, we made it to Arlington.