I posted this on Facebook Sunday and felt it was relevant enough to move here and go more in depth.
Personally, if I got waxed by some poop head… I’d want everyone I know to grill out, drink some beers, eat burgers, shoot some guns, and enjoy a three day Memorial weekend however they want.
Because that’s freedom. Freedom from the very people that our vets died defending it from. You know what freedom is?
It’s cooking a fat burger over charcoal instead of being forced to attend public book burning or mass indoctrination rallies.
It’s about drinking a cold beer with the boys instead of wondering if your door will be kicked in during the middle of the night and your family taken to some gulag where you’ll be worked to death or executed because you have a college degree.
It’s about throwing water balloons at your kids instead of worrying if your daughter will be stoned to death as a ‘honor killing’ if she is sexually assaulted.
It’s about wearing American colored sun glasses on a boat instead of worrying about gas shortages, eating rats, or prostituting yourself to survive. (Looking at you Venezuela)
It’s about lounging in lawn chairs instead of worrying if you’ve got enough food in your underground bunker in case the Russkies or North Koreans nuke us.
It’s about being able to freely and openly bicker with your family about your differing political views without worry of being labeled a dissident and snatched off with a bag over your head to be dropped into a mass grave.
THAT’S what our vets defend us and others against!
And if we Americans can’t enjoy our way of life, then what was the point of their sacrifice?
You want to place flags on all the vets graves? Right on!
You want to pour a forty on your battle buddies grave? Sounds good!
You want to see a flag at half mast and throw up a quick prayer to our Lord and Savior, to thank Him for gracing our existence with such men who would selflessly die for others? Awesome!
You want to drive four hours and play in a swimming pool with your family? DO IT.
You want to grill some tasty meat? DO IT.
This is America.
Every day is the Fourth of July. Every day is Veterans Day. Every day is Memorial Day.
EVERY DAY IS THE ‘REST OF THE WORLD SUCKS AND WE DON’T’ DAY!
And I’m not about to bash someone for having a good time on Memorial Day by assuming they don’t care about our honored dead.