Famous Navy SEAL Reflects on True Meaning of Memorial Day
Here we are on yet another Memorial Day. I have yet to see leftists claiming the holiday has its roots in white supremacy. Or trying to use the fallen troops as ammunition for an attack on the Orange One. Though the day is young, so we'll see.
In the meantime, the Navy SEAL famous for popping Bin Laden's melon wrote an op-ed piece on the true meaning of the holiday:
Don’t wish me a happy Memorial Day. There is nothing happy about the loss of the brave men and women of our armed forces who died in combat defending America. Memorial Day is not a celebration.
Memorial Day is a time for reflection, pause, remembrance and thanksgiving for patriots who gave up their own lives to protect the lives and freedom of us all – including the freedom of generations long gone and generations yet unborn. We owe the fallen a debt so enormous that it can never be repaid.
Memorial Day is a time to honor the lives of those who would rather die than take a knee when our national anthem is played. But they will fight and die for the rights of those who kneel.
This is what it's all about. Not ballpark franks. Having the day off from work. Taking duck-face selfies in a stars-and-stripes two piece. Sure, we can do those things as a show of the freedoms preserved for us by the fallen, but none of those things should distract us from the true meaning of the holiday.
Everything that makes America great was paid for with blood. The right of boomstickery. To not be spied upon without cause. Even the right of leftists to be colossal douchelords every time the "Star-Spangled Banner" plays. All secured by a fallen solider.
Try not to forget that.