The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner
June 6, 2018
As I think about V-E Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the 4th of July, I can't help but reflect on the cost of freedom and how quickly we forget and take for granted what others have done for our country since its beginning.
Our ancestors, whose names have been forgotten, fought for our independence. Throughout WWI and WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Dessert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, thousands of fathers and mothers lost sons and daughters so we can keep flying the U.S.A. flag of freedom.
Daily, sons and daughters keep watch as we attend church, ballgames, swim or go boating, work or attend school. And sometimes we pray, sometimes we thank them for their sacrifice.
I hope each of us fly and respect that grand ole flag.
And if you walk by it at the park, or down the streets of town, at the post office, or maybe in your front yard, I hope you reflect on just how gifted you are by someone else's service, maybe even someone in your own family.
I hope instead of looking at what is wrong with America, you can look at the glass as half full, and join in doing your part to continue to fill that cup up, working to make America a better place for the next generation.
There is no place like right here at home to serve. And while you are at it, take time to thank someone who does.