Don’t you know tomorrow’s sun could be shining on your grave?
--D’Angelo, Great Day in the Morning
Thanksgiving Day generally ranks right there at the top of American holidays, if only for the good food and the four-day weekend. I had once said that the only two holidays that I liked were Independence Day and Easter, but Thanksgiving Day must be added to that list. The first two are days of gratitude: for living in this great country and for the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but the latter represent gratitude for everything. A good family, many good friends, good mental/physical health, etc. are blessings from God.
And, of course, there is the gratitude for those who voluntarily put their lives on the line in the hope of preserving all of these blessings, save one. You know who they are.
With that, I point to this article in American Thinker, penned by a USAFR tanker pilot.
Please hug and embrace your loved ones a little closer and know that there are men out there that are defending you and trying to make this a better world. Please pray for their families and when you hear the latest statistic's and numbers of our soldiers killed in combat, please remember this story. It is the only way that I know to more personalize these figures and have them truly mean something to us all.Breath, walk, eat, drink, smile, laugh and joke today. It's the prerogative of free men and women to do these things and more. But when you thank God for your food today, don't forget to thank Him for all of those countless things that He provides without you noticing.