Mickey is always on topic, and on point. This holiday weekend is not about sales and bargains. Repost from @carrytrainer ... You and I are the recipients of a Blood Contract.
A bargain that traded the life and liberty of another for yours and mine. You who think you have a right to it are ignorant fools.
Bow your head and whisper a thank you. Whisper it when the flag is flown. Say it in your heart as you enjoy a sunset, whisper it to yourself while on a stroll, or during a meal with family. As you lay down at night, close your eyes and say aloud. "Thank you, I am grateful for this gift. One I cannot repay and did not deserve. I will strive to live a life as worthy of such a priceless treasure." Our flag has meaning. The red stripe on our flag stands for valor; valor is earned through bloodshed.
Have your hot dogs and beers, but know this, you were GIVEN the gift to sit safely in your back yard in the light of day, only, because young boys met evil in the dark on your behalf. Freedom is a privilege bestowed on you and me. Honor has many meaning, one of them is privilege.
Stop and look at the red stripes on our flag. Think on it. Allow tears to flow if they come, not only in sorrow, but also in gratitude for a gift you have no way to repay — other than with respect, love and living honorably.
Thank you to the 1.3 million who signed that contract for me and you with their blood. We will see you on the other side and tell you with an embrace, “Thank you." Remember to be aware. Implement action when needed. Uphold your end of the contract.
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