At 3:00 PM this afternoon I paused everything I was to doing to observe the "Moment of Silence" in remembrance of all of the men and women of our military who have lost their lives in service to this nation.
In those few moments I found myself filled with gratitude for the freedoms their sacrifices have given each and every one of us. I also used those moments to remember their families as well. Their losses are also sacrifices which we often times forget.
As one of my dearest friends reminded me just moments before I wrote this post… we are capable of such horrors, but more importantly we are capable of an even greater goodness.
Let us take the freedoms that we’ve been granted by the price of the lives of our brave men and women of our military, and honor them by doing what we know in our hearts to be right. Let us learn the lesson that we – homeless and non-homeless – are a nation united by a common love of freedom.
And let us not dishonor those who gave their lives for us by creating walls of separation between ourselves. Let’s hold true to these words written so long ago:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Let us learn to live in peace and harmony among ourselves regardless of our individual "residential status." Let us remember to be kind to one another.