Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Those Who Serve

The link below honors all those who served to preserve our freedoms. It addresses the Everyday Heroes of the past, the present, and the future. But it does so in a way that is poignant, accurate, and thought-provoking. At a time when the American people are disgruntled--to say the least--about government, politicians, and bureaucrats, the narration and photographs found in the link are as timely as anything ever written or performed on the subject of military members as juxtaposed with the political class.

I wish every American would watch the enclosed video. We are supposed to be a people who value fairness, who believe in rewards to those who work the hardest, who put a premium on sacrifice, yet, those who work the hardest and sacrifice the most are treated unfairly, especially when compared to the members of the political class.

But I write this month to recognize and honor not just the men and women who have served their country through military service, I want to recognize and honor their spouses, children, and parents who also sacrificed for their country. They lived under the oppression of worry about and fear for their loved ones who served; they suffered the emotional pains of wounds and death; and they sacrificed wealth and health as they supported their loved ones who wore the uniform.

I wrote this post in anticipation of Memorial Day and posted it so that those who read it will have the opportunity to share it with their family members, friends, and the general public on Memorial Day. I hope the readers of this blog do just that. It would be a wonderful way to thank Those Who Serve and those who supported them.

Joseph Badal is the award-winning author of 9 acclaimed novels, including The Pythagorean Solution, Evil Deeds, Terror Cell, The Nostradamus Secret, The Lone Wolf Agenda, Death Ship, Shell Game, Ultimate Betratyal, and Borderline. His 10th novel, The Motive, will be released on July 19, 2016.