1 a: to regard or treat with honor or respect b: to confer honor on2 a: to live up to or fulfill the terms of
In America, we honor many worthless things. We honor rock stars, movie stars, good food, entertainment, days off, vacations, holidays, cars, technology and more. Rarely do we even have the opportunity to really honor someone or something worth any real recognition.
I am proud to say that on July 11th, while most of the world was recovering from honoring Michael Jackson, thousands of Georgians honored a 39 year old fallen soldier who had died in the line of service on July 4th. The world hardly heard of his sacrificial death because of all the other media attention given to other more famous individuals, but he's worthy of the attention these GA folks gave him.
Below is a video link to the tribute of this fallen soldier. I urge you to gather your children around the computer, get your spouse, email it to your friends. We have spent hours upon hours honoring less worthy individuals, take time to honor this soldiers life by watching, giving thanks and remembering the sacrifice many have made for our freedom. Watch is all. Listen to the music. Watch the people. Explain to your children what a privilege it is to live in our nation.