Memorial Day is not about barbecues and long weekends. Today is about mourning those we have lost, thanking those who have come home, and praying for those who are still overseas fighting for something we take for granted everyday: Freedom. Us ordinary folk don't understand the immense sacrifice the both the service men and women and their families make until someone we love goes overseas. For any service men or women reading this weather you are active duty or have served in wars past I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys have the kind of courage I can only hope to have. I look upon you guys with awe and respect. For those of you who have family members who are serving currently take heart. Know that the prayers of many add to yours as you pray for their safety. I can only imagine what you go through everyday and I respect you for it. For those of you who have lost sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters or friends just know that God is with you. I can't make up for your loss nor can anyone else but God can fill that hole and he is with you even as you read these words. He will comfort you during this hard time. For everyone else don't ever take for granted what these men and women do because if it weren't for them the America we love would not exist. This song represents what I am saying almost perfectly:) Please keep them in your hearts and prayers.