May 23, 2009

Memorial Day

“Honor them by ensuring that our future was worth the sacrifice of their tomorrows.”
Matt Burden (thanks:  Michelle Malkin)

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. I want to join all my American friends in celebrating this day. Because this isn’t just an American thing : All free men, wherever they may live, owe a huge debt of gratitude to those men who sacrificed their young lives to defend their country and the cause of freedom all over the world.


  1. Great universal vision about this American observance being something everyone, everywhere should embrace. I lost friends in 'Nam, and every year I'm reminded. Everyone that's free, anywhere, needs to honor our fallen.

  2. Thank you for your tribute to our fallen. God bless you Rob.

  3. It's sad how our values are sometimes doubted and treated with cynicism, even if history often reveals its own irony, as always.

    (It's a good excercise to hopefully improve one's 'approximative' italian in trying to defend the worthy cause against deluded young italians who tend to see things quite differently).

    The favourite line is- 'you can't export democracy'. True, nothing can be imposed, but one can sometimes be given the freedom to choose, and one can then defend that choice, which is what it's all about.
    The Afghans refused communism, but they never refused democracy. Neither did the iraqis. And if democracy is in danger there, democracy is in danger.