Friday, March 19, 2004

One Year Anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. President Bush commemorated the day with a speech at Fort Campbell. Afterwards, he visited with some of the families from Fort Campbell who forever lost their loved ones in the desert. I am thankful that our nation has a commander-in-chief who seems to relate so well to those who serve our country and to their families.

It is important that we reverantly remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. However, it is important not to dwell on the death. Those who died, died for a purpose. I believe that more honor is given to their memories when we think on the freedom that the Iraqi people now enjoy than when we concentrate solely on the deaths that occured.

So, let us take this day to give thanks for those, living and dead, who fought in Iraq so that the Iraqi people may have the opportunity to experience the freedom that we often take for granted.