Published on May 27th, 2013 | by George Will5
Shall Not Have Died In Vain
“Until the world knows no aggressors, until the arms of tyranny have been laid down, until freedom has risen up in every land, we shall maintain our vigil to make sure our sons who died on foreign fields shall not have died in vain.” Lyndon B. Johnson
While Memorial Day was initially intended to honor the fallen of the American Civil War, it would take another century before it would be recognized as a national holiday of remembrance. I can think of no greater warrior to recall on this day than Navy SEAL Michael Monsoor. For those who are unaware of his sacrifice, take a moment to read the article by Ed Feulner.
Celebrate this day of remembrance with joy; they all would have wanted it that way. God Bless America and all who defend the constitution it upholds.
I am greatly appreciative for all SEALs past and present. Without your duty, honor, loyalty, respect, self discipline and sacrifice, our country would not be the way it is today. Thank you all for allowing the people to continues living freely.
Michael was one of those men who just quietly changed the world. We are much poorer for having lost him, but we are much richer for having had him. I know he rests with God. I also know he's bound to have found something important that only he can do.