Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Though the bald cypress in the old-growth swamp at Audubon's Francis Beidler Forest have stood in place for over 1000 years, our country has existed for less than a quarter of that time. The individual men and women that helped form this country, defended this country, and continued to work toward the betterment of this country lived at best a mere tenth the life of these cypress.

Today, we remember those Americans who lived lives shorter still due to their sacrifice in service to our country. Just as the ancient trees of Beidler Forest still stand due to the work and sacrifices of many men and women and not merely by chance, we stand today and enjoy the freedoms of this country due to the sacrifices of many men and women.

Let us not's not by chance that we have that option.

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