A Tribute to the "Enemy"
by TexasDarlin, Mon May 26, 2008 at 07:42:51 AM EDT
Today, Memorial Day, I honor the American heros who have laid their lives on the front lines for the love of our country. I honor the soldiers -- past and present -- who have battled our enemies, and often paid a tragic price. They have paid with their lives, their mental or physical health, the heartbreak of loved ones.
I have never lost a loved one to war, and so I have immense respect and gratitude towards those who have personally suffered to keep our country free and peaceful. For our soldiers, for the sacrifice they and their families have made -- I am eternally proud and thankful.
It is in this spirit that I salute "the enemy," John McCain, war hero and patriot. An honored veteran, a man of great courage and dignity who endured unimaginable suffering on America's behalf.
In the heat of political battles, it's easy to forget Senator McCain's legacy. Thank you, John McCain, for your service and your sacrifice.
I salute you, and all the brave women and men who have served our country with honor.
Cross posted at TexasDarlin