Today is the day we remember those we knew and lost, and those we never knew and lost. Loved ones and strangers alike who put it all on the line when it mattered most. The ones to whom we owe our freedom and even our lives.
While America remembers those we have lost in the past and while Obama makes a pretty speech at Arlington National Cemetery, America's enemies are preparing to create new conflicts certain to cost us more lives and loved ones.
North Korea and Iran continue to escalate and threaten. They will get little more than a nasty letter from the Obama Administration and perhaps the UN will call a special Security Council meeting that results in the typical deadlock. The tragedy is not the politics or bureaucracy, but rather the lives that could be saved by dealing with these thugs today, rather than tomorrow.
But we having bigger priorities, like global warming. Nuclear weapons tests aren't bad for the environment, are they?
So today I try hard to focus and remember. But while America honors the memories of our fallen heroes, we can't seem to honor the memory of what they fought for and we fail to learn from their ultimate sacrifice.