To understand why, how, where we come from.
To respect those who came before us.
To honor those who have fallen innocently.
To honor and respect those who fight for our freedom. So often we forget that most of us do not fight for our freedom. Realize this today.
To reflect on bad guys. To understand that it’s OK to be good. To give. To share. To make others lives better. Not just our own.
To realize that we are so very lucky and fortunate to live in the U.S. of A. We have it good. Not all nations, peoples, cultures, and societies have it like us.
To thank those who protect us.
To realize that fishing is a privilege. Not all who walk this earth get to enjoy nature and the outdoors and fellowship amongst anglers many of us do. Think about how lucky we are.
To tell those around you that you love them.
To remember those who have fallen before us including those on this hallowed American day. To honor them.
To teach those who come after us. To pass on the family traditions that we so love. To educate them about the outdoors, the correct behaviors, and to respect the land.
It is important to reflect on days like today. On days like this. To spend a moment with our thoughts. To remember to be kind, to care, to share, to honor, to reflect.
It is important for us to remember to pay it forward. To love our neighbor. To open doors for little old ladies. To say hello to a passer by. To smile.
It is important for us to accentuate, applaud, and appreciate the positive in life. To not be so critical. To not be so angry. To not be so pessimistic.
It is important to reflect on days like today. Hug your family, have dinner with them, enjoy them.
Ed Note: Visited the site a couple years ago. Awesome emotional piece of ground. I suggest you include it in your travels if you are near. Remember the day vividly, as most, many of you do.
20 years. Man ‘o man. I still remember reading in bed when the phone rang. Longtime Mo River Legend Dave Ames called me up and said we should go fishing. He had been cancelled. I had the day off.
He said that crazy people were flying planes into the Twin Towers.
So we went fishing while the balance of Craig anglers were staring at the television. Seemed like the right thing to do. Celebrate freedom, in Montana, on a river. Thanks Dave. That was the right thing to do.
It generally is. Fishing. And Famous Amos is considered by some, a spiritual leader.
I tend to agree…