I wish you all a meaningful Memorial Day.
How many Americans sacrificed their lives for us to have the freedoms we’ll enjoy today? I’m not sure there actually is a confirmed count.
Every newspaper in the country will probably have an editorial comment reminding us that while we’re grilling food on the holiday weekend, we’re supposed to be commemorating Americans who died to keep us free to have that time with our families and the rest of those we love.
I’ll be spending my Memorial Day working on a shooting case in which it appears that a family’s right to keep and bear arms may have prevented family members from being murdered by a criminal. Seems to me like a fitting way to commemorate that particular holiday…
The first of our American soldiers fought with their own guns, flintlock rifles brought from home, in the Revolutionary War. As our nation’s history developed, one pattern that emerged was that the guns used to fight for our country became the models that the fighting generation, and those that followed, wanted to own as private citizens after the given war. Bolt action rifles in the early 20th Century…semiautomatic .30 caliber rifles in the middle part of that century…and all of those, plus the AR15 format, today. There are those in our country who would steal that righteous tradition from us…something to remember in every upcoming election, and something to bring up and holds the candidates’ feet to the fire about.
Memorial Day. To Memorialize.
Let us all remember, and thank…