This morning, I will play taps in the Memorial Day service held at a park in Mount Joy. There, we will honor those who throughout the years have sacrificed to make the United States a land of opportunity and freedom. The actions of our nation have often been mistaken, sometimes insidious. Our wars are not always just, and they are never pretty. But whatever the large-scale reason, the courage, and dedication of our troops have always been a great credit to our nation. And in the long run of the last two hundred or so years, I believe that our nation's military has been a powerful, effective force for good.
This September, I will begin a course of study in a country that wouldn't exist without the ultimate sacrifice of millions of civillians and military.
So I can study English literature.
Today's soundtrack is "America the beautiful," sung by the USAF singing sergeants.
It takes guts to love mercy more than life. May we all have the courage to do so.