©2001 by Anton Uhl

There is something very special about our dogs: Their innocence and trust in us, and their humility and unconditional love for us, despite their complete dependence on us.

There is something very special about the human spirit: Compassion.

We humans also have the ability to consciously improve our future by reflecting on the past. We are able to work together, even with strangers, to make the best of the lives we lead, to learn from our mistakes and losses and to go foward toward a brighter tomorrow. Somewhere, despite great suffering, the greater spirit prevails with hope and optimism.

We are not alone. There are those who have gone before us to contribute to this freedom that we know. There are those who will follow. This torch of freedom is ours to keep a-flame... to pass it on.

The History Channel has interesting information about Memorial Day.