Why So Happy?

Is joy expressed in reflections appropriate?

I Saw a post on Facebook yesterday that suggested wishing folks a “Happy Memorial day” was inappropriate.

I felt it was unfortunate to see, and it made me go through the whole self reflection and critique thing of how I might offer greetings or wishes from these pages.  Yesterday in particular of course, when I did in-fact wish those reading a “Happy Memorial day” towards the end of the post.

I can only conclude that I am indeed happy.  I am happy that we have a nation worth fighting for, that is better in oh-so-many ways than all others, that inspires courage, even in the face of the ultimate consequence.

Why wouldn’t we be happy throughout our celebration of those who would give their all to defend our way of life?  We can certainly still appreciate dedication, sacrifice, valor, and heroism.

While we still pay respect solemnly, perhaps we can also give thanks to our Maker that we have protectors and advocates who stand between us and the plentiful misery so many others have endured across this earth for false prophets, flawed ideologies, and lust for power.

Tell me again why we shouldn’t be happy?

A few shots from a Traverse City Service yesterday are below.

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  2 comments for “Why So Happy?

  1. Corithian Scales
    May 30, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    These are Godly loving people you present. Beautiful! If only there were more.

    I saw the lone 'thumbs down,' too.

    In my own special CS way... fuck that ignorant cocksucker.

    Bottom line, you're going to need more of "me" than just wringing hands.

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  2. KG One
    May 31, 2017 at 7:38 am

    If this is the biggest "complaint" about Memorial Day, it's a good thing that individual making the complaint didn't pick up a newspaper, turn on the TV.

    How many stores, car dealers, etc had focused mainly on the beginning of summer aspect of last weekend (picnicking, swimming and playing games), instead of what it was we are supposed to be memorializing?

    Most people haven't forgotten that detail as we can see in the images above and the numerous ceremonies around the state, St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe and Sterling Heights were among those which held ceremonies to observe this in Macomb Co., so I would just chalk it up to much ado about nothing.

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