Thank You Heroes
How do you thank those that gave? In an era where we're saturated with jock sniffing sports coverage and endless infotainment, American Values live this weekend at Cloverdale Funeral Home. I was moved last night by the open wholesome welcoming of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT). AVTT is a real life display of the cost of our freedom.
It begins with an eighty percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. In addition to the wall, there are displays detailing the cost of American lives in other wars and the first responders from September 11th. Thank You Cloverdale Funeral Home for bringing this Patriotic display to the Treasure Valley.
The display is free and open to the public till Sunday. I recommend that you take your family to see the cost of freedom. Washington DC is thousands of miles away, yet AVTT is on the corner of Cloverdale and Fairview.
Most of us will never understand the real meaning of sacrifice. The term 'we will all go done together' is something that all veterans lived daily. Many of of them did not come home to raise families, go to weddings, or have grand kids, we owe them our thanks not with words, but with actions. One can start by spending time and donating money to the Idaho State Veteran's Home.
The names on the wall are real people who had real dreams. They overcame their fears to keep America safe. America owes all of its heroes a debt that the free can never repay. We are blissfully ignorant of being shot at, deprived of basic human luxuries, and fearful that we will never return to our families. The names on the wall lived those days and never returned home. We need to honor them with a visit. It's the very least we can do for them.