I was deeply moved and plan to take my grandchildren to see this tomorrow. We take so much for granted. We enjoy the holiday and sometimes don't think about why we have a holiday.
Our minister at our church this morning highlighted one of our veterans that have given their lives for our freedom. I will share the contemporary story of a Navy Seal, Michael Monsoor that was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Bush in 2008. View link here.
Please take the time to read about his funeral below if you can't read all of the article.
Below is a clip from Wikipedia documenting a battle in Iraq in 2006.
. A combined force of U.S. Soldiers, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy SEALs, and Iraqi Security Forces fought insurgents for control of key locations in Ramadi, including the Government Center and the General Hospital. Coalition strategy relied on establishing a number of patrol bases called Combat Operation Posts throughout the city.