Reflecting on Sunday, traditionally a day to stop at the coffee shop, pick up a coffee and some buttered rolls to bring home to family.
Maybe getting your kids on the field or the backyard or breaking bread with friends and family around the table.
Maybe take a drive along a tree lined road.
The deep breath you will take first thing in the morning is when you know that this is a new day with all kinds of opportunities.
These things all happen because we are given the absolute freedom to live and participate in a free society, paid for by the men and women who took an oath to protect and defend those freedoms at all costs.
This week, we lost 11 Marines, one Soldier, one Sailor, service members who gave their final measure doing their job without exception, protecting folks they may or may not have known, but it didn’t matter to them.
They did their duty to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy, but sadly, many around the globe do not have those same freedoms.
I ask that we all double down our resolve to support our military, and their families who serve right along with them, whether here or abroad, in any way you can or may wish, so that the foundation, the bedrock of our freedoms, will never be broken by anything or anyone.
We know little of the cost of the freedoms we have, but the cost is real and the amount immeasurable.
So I ask that we offer our prayers for these 13 U.S. service members; to all our military and their families, with a clear and unwavering resolve, committed to our devotion to the common thread of freedom, made for people here and abroad and which must never be forgotten, ever.
God Bless our Military, and God Bless America.
Neil S. Dwyer
Village of Monroe