A patriot can be defined as “one who loves, supports and defends one’s country”. From the Latin patria or fatherland. I am very proud of the men and women who defend our country everyday. I have a hard time watching previews for patriotic movies…it moves me to see the lengths some people have gone to for our country. The military wives I have known always seem to shine; however, I know it isn’t easy for them.
Last night I had the privilege of attending a friend’s retirement of service to this great country. My husband comes from a military family, and when it was time for our friend to hang up his boots, my husband went with him. It was a very moving experience and I have to say when he said “mission complete”, my heart went out to him.
I have to say that your mission is not complete my friend. Not yet. To illustrate my point, I will end with a quote that speaks for itself:
“A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.” ~George William Curtis
Thank you to all who serve or have served. Carry on friends…