|SUE - a breast cancer survivor||
Saturday, I spent the day in Tidioute watching the re-enactment of the battle of REMAGEN. It was amazing and realistic as the towns people were being pushed out of town and the battle progressed through the town and across the bridge with the attempt to blow up the bridge and then the surrender. I was moved from the beginning! This was an event that I think every person should see to truly appreciate our freedoms and liberties not to mention that we have never had a battle like that on our on soil. As I watched the soldiers fight and gun fire go off and people falling, I lived the experience through them and continually felt thankful and humbled by it all and very appreciative. We need to honor all our vets and all our military. I have a son in the Air Force and when I went to visit him at his base overseas, I had the privilege to welcome those soldiers coming back from various areas before they traveled to their final destination and as I looked at those tired and worn, young faces, I was brought to tears then as well. It was an honor to be able to stand and thank them and shake their hands as they came into the reception area. I am thankful for what our military does to keep us safe and allow us to enjoy the freedoms and life we have and I am sad and disheartened to see those that don't honor that. Those individuals that can only criticize and not support, I suggest if you know better, then be and do better but I see more talk than action. HEROES come in all sizes, shapes, and from different experiences- be it war, cancer, or something else. I appreciate life and the freedom to chose today what I will do and where I will go. Thank you to all you heroes out there that make me appreciate the gift you have given all of us....hope, encouragement, fortitude and strength. You have made it a great day!