Yesterday I sat in on a promotion ceremony and something struck me. The officer being promoted restated the Oath of Office in which he swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States”. The United States military is unique in the way we swear to protect the document that, in a very real way, defines freedom as we know it.
Many great men and women have fought and died defending this document. As we get ready to kick off this long weekend, I hope we can all put our personal lives aside to reflect and give honor to those who have given more for their country than any person should have to give. Their lives.