Holiday Theme

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM.

This will be a weekend of barbecues, family and good times.

For some it will mean an extra day in bed, at the beach, in front of the television.

According to forecasters, the weather outside will be delightful, with a small chance of rain and plenty o’ sunshine.

The beaches are inviting, the water intoxicating, with plenty to keep everybody busy.

Amid the hustle and bustle is time to pause to remember, to consider the price that was paid and continues to be paid for those bounty of choices.

From Lexington and Concord to Anbar Province, from the Chosin Reservoir to the Ardennes Forest, from Hamburger Hill to Hu Province, the price in American blood and lives is what affords us the ability to enjoy a “holiday” because it has surely been no holiday for the men and women of uniform.

Who have answered a call that some can’t imagine answering, who have suffered injuries many of us could not possibly comprehend, who have sacrificed beyond the pale, beyond what many of us could fathom.

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