Regardless of what we all think of the current situation in our country, today is a good day for a pause. My rainbow flag is down for a couple of days, replaced by the stars and stripes. The chaos today only exists because of what so many did, so many died for. So for today I’m putting politics aside and honoring those who helped make the lives we have possible. Whether it was defeating the evils of Nazism or lesser wars those who fought and died deserve our respect. And so do their families.