It is a blessing to have been raised in a country with so much freedom, but freedom is not free. It is paid for and protected by our military. Today is a day to commemorate and express gratitude for members of the American military who have died in defense of our country. It’s a day to appreciate all veterans. While I do not think largely in terms of patriotism or nationalism, I am deeply thankful for our veterans, their sacrifices, and their service to this country.
There are certain books that have fed my appreciation and admiration for our veterans. It is in these books that I have seen glimpses of the sacrifices, perseverance, brotherhood, and bravery that so elevate our servicemen and servicewomen in my estimation. Some are Novels that depict reality well and others are reality that is more captivating than fiction.
If you haven’t read the following I encourage you strongly to do so. They are engaging, educational, powerful, and inspiring stories of American heroes.
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
TO THE LAST MAN
Have a great Memorial Day!