Days like today are often viewed as a "right wing" holiday, but I don't see why that should be so. Our soldiers and other military personnel went to fight for our freedoms for everyone in the nation, not just right wingers. This holiday is simply to remember our fallen heroes, and to recall their sacrifices and why they went to fight the battles that they fought.
And before some left winger starts reading me the riot act about how our military has had its share of mistakes, I will be the first to admit that. We are not a perfect nation, and we will never be perfect. However, I do believe that we are still - despite the best efforts of our nation's left wingers - the best country on the planet. We are the realization of a dream of many leaders and philosophers of the past.
In regards to this holiday, I think the quote attributed to Gen. George S. Patton said it best: "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." Amen to that.