Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Good morning on this day of rememberance of our troops and Heros.

As you all go about your weekend please remember what this holiday is truly about. It's not about pools opening, barbeques, picnics, and getting drunk. It's a day to celebrate the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces that have laid down their lives for you, so that you may enjoy the freedoms that most of us take for granted every day. Take a moment this weekend and say thanks to all those brave warriors.

I have a son in the Army National Guard who has served in both Kosovo and Iraq. He and all his fellow soldiers came home safe from Kosovo, but unfortunately they did not all make it back from Iraq. Just listening to the horror stories you hear on the news isn't like when you hear what they have endured first hand. It makes you wonder how these honorable men and women can function within the "normal" things that we take for granted each and every day. My son has stared down the end of an AK47 pointed at him, but somehow managed to stay calm enough to save his own life and those he was with. I know he has a a lot of things he deals with each and every day from being over there. I just can't imagine what the wounded deal with each and every day living with what has happened to them and how it happened.

Did you know that Since April 19th 1775; 1,237,635 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines have laid down their lives defending our freedoms?

At 3pm Monday May 31st please join the rest of America in a national moment of rememberance.

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake

 May God bless each and every one of you.

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