At first I worried he was in pain, but then I realized his reaction wasn’t a result of pain at all. No, it wasn’t the pain of sacrifice, pain of body, or pain of spirit that prompted these tears – it was his reverence for the American principles for which he fought. He fought to protect the principles of freedom.
Uncle David’s example reminds and motivates me to protect and promote the principles of freedom. He stood up for my freedom, and I will stand up for the future generations.
We owe our veterans more than we can repay – but my hope is that today and every day we will reflect, remember and promote the principles of freedom they fought for on our behalf.