Monday, October 8, 2012

Election day is on its way

I've found that as I get older, I have a greater appreciation for what the United States of America is.  I have a tremendous amount of respect for the men and women who serve in our armed forces, preserving the freedoms that we have.

At the present time, I'm honored to have my children attend a school district where our veterans are honored.  Our district has one of the top football programs in the state.  The fans get jacked for our home games.

But at each home game, the crowd falls silent, rises to their feet, and honors our servicemen as an honor guard marches with the flag from one goal-line to the other.  he crowd noise doesn't go down in volume a little bit.  It is silent.  You can hear a baby crying on the other side of the stadium.  The amount of respect that is shown to our military by the crowd at the games is amazing.  As soon as the honor guard comes to a halt, the band takes the field and the crowd gets back to its' pre-game craziness.

You don't see that in too many places anymore.

As we head into the election season, I encourage you to deliberate on what the United States of America is, and to vote for the candidates that represent the ideals of the United States.

 One a side note... a local radio host has been playing this version of the Star-Spangled Banner over the airways quite a bit recently.  After visiting the Smithsonian's American History museum a couple times over the last year or so and seeing the actual flag that the Star-Spangled Banner is written about, I have a greater appreciation for the words of the Star-Spangled Banner.  Watch this video, reflect on the lyrics, and remember what the United States of America represents.


PharmD Blogger said...

My whole family has served in the armed forces. I have a great appreciation for our freedom in this country. God has protected us and given us this freedom. He could take it away at any moment, but I am not afraid.

Crazy RxMan said...

Whenever I get a patient who is a veteran or currently serving in the armed forces, I take a moment to personally thank them for their service. I am genuinely thankful for them. I have had old veterans actually cry when I told them I appreciate their service. I honestly don't think they hear it enough and it is special to them to hear it.

Recently a young man, maybe 22 years old, was in for a Z-pack. At the register I thanked him. With a great deal of maturity he said he appreciated that and that "We do it for people like you."

God bless America and the men and women who keep us a free nation.

Anonymous said...

Like! Thanks for sharing.