Many of us across the United States of America get to enjoy a Monday holiday in memory of the brave men and women who have given up their lives in defense of our country and our freedoms.
War is a horrible and tragic reminder of man’s imperfections. It is unfortunate that, at times, we must engage in such atrocities to protect the people and liberties that we cherish. Whereas, it would be wonderful if man could resolve conflict without the need to result to war, it is a luxury that we do not live with today.
However, today is not the day to discuss the need for or the rights and wrongs about war, but rather, it is a day to remember those who lost their lives in fighting them on our behalf.
We, at Safe Harbor Consulting, proudly join in with other Americans across the United States in remembering those individuals who died keeping our harbors safe.
There was a time, not too far ago, when business continuity practitioners in the U.S. didn’t really consider the threats of war as a viable risk to plan for. The tragic events of 9/11 changed the way some people think about war and changed the way some business continuity planners think about risks.
Many more brave young men and women have been added to the names of those we remember on this day since that tragic event.
So, as we, and millions of other Americans enjoy our parades; our backyard cookouts; our baseball games; and, our freedom – we say, “Thank you”.
Happy Memorial Day.
The Folks at Safe Harbor Consulting