"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,
support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival
and the success of liberty."
John F. Kennedy
They never heard themselves called heroes because death preceded their parades. They were young and frightened, yet now permanently courageous.
A message to the anarchists, bleeding hearts and shit-stirrers who wish to undermine this nation's armed forces and veterans by claiming the 'high ground' of faux concern for their well-being:
Please, on this Memorial Day weekend, shut up. These men and women were braver and bigger than you. Perhaps, for just a moment, you might quietly reflect on the painful realization that Americans took bullets and shrapnel to their flesh to guarantee the possibility of your adolescent selfishness.
Stop using them to pitch your causes.
Honor them by SILENTLY and sincerely thanking them.