Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Few Exceptional Men

A couple of years ago I visited Arlington with my family.  It was a very rainy day.  We viewed the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  The guard marched without regard to the pelting cold rain, and rightfully so.  It was a truly moving experience.  It could not be called unusual to witness a grown man crying at such a scene.

CNN has a piece that is a tribute to these men and women who guard this all important tomb.  See it here.  It is an appropriate tribute today, being the 89th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I, and a day to especially remember and honor all American veterans or all wars.  Here lies an unknown soldier, who gave his life that people like me may live today in a free society, able to prosper and enjoy the fruits of liberty.  For this, these soldiers paid the ultimate price. 

I wonder if we weigh the price they freely paid in such a scale?

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