Monday, May 31, 2010
Memorial Day is a special day set aside to commemorate U.S. soldiers who died while in military service. The Memorial Day speech has became an occasion for veterans, politicians and ministers to commemorate the war. Speeches have always been a mix of politics, religion and history, but provided a platform for Americans to understand the sacrifices taken to build a better nation. There has been much criticism over President Obama not attending the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington. No, he is not the first president to not attend the ceremony, and although I am not an Obama supporter, I believe this has been blown out of proportion. I am tired of the hate, anger and mistruths form both the left and the right, and it is american people who are the losers caught in the middle of all of this. Thirty years ago democrats and republicans could get along, in spite of their differences, because they loved this country. I'm not so sure that this feeling exists anymore with the current crop of politicians. I hope I am wrong.
My RA and OA have both been bothering me this last week. It hurt just to move yesterday, didn't matter what I did, sit, stand, walk, squat, it all hurt the same yesterday. Oh, and it was also one of those days where I couldn't hang on to anything. I got a good nights rest and my pain is back down to a 4 or 5 this morning. I am going to take it easy today, plan to mow and put in an air conditioner unit, and my next 2 days off I'm just going to rest.
I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day, and stop for a moment to give thanks to all who have helped keep us a free nation.