Friday, November 6, 2015
Veterans' Day--a little early
It is my honor to go to Sioux Falls tomorrow and speak to 400 returning guardsmen. I will give them the usual responsibilities--laugh when they can, learn from everything they do, love with abandon, and leave a legacy. I think the last one may be the gutsiest. These people have given a significant part of their lives to insuring I can do the things I do. Their efforts have guaranteed my opportunity to speak, to play, to worship as I will. And yet, I will tell them, it isn't enough. You see, I believe that leaving a legacy is not a one time event, but a daily ritual. How did I change the world today? Why is the world a better place because I was here? Whom did I help? I will tell them that if they can't answer these questions, they have not met that last responsibility. I admire them. They are my heroes. But there is still work they can do, and hopefully, hearing that message will reach at least one of them. Then tomorrow night, I will sleep better! Rest well, if you should!!!!!!