Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

Folks, this one is easy. Take a little time today to honor those that died serving this country in her Armed Forces. After that, go and enjoy those liberties they secured for you. See, not so hard.
I have heard too much from those that would take political advantage of this (*cough*, Ted Koppel, *cough*). I have also heard from people that would be almost too serious about this - decrying the sales and barbecues as somehow profaning a sacred day. The men in the 2-265 ADA, 3/4 CAV, 1/168th INF and 3/116th INF that died while I was serving with them in Afghanistan would probably have wanted to have people keep their politics out of the day, but they also would have been the first to enjoy a hot steak and a cold beer in the afternoon (after having gone to the appropriate memorial service earlier in the day to be sure).
Thanks for your attention.


Blogger Rosemary said...

Thank you so much for your service, Major John, and welcome home.

I agree. Keep politics out of it. It's bad enough we have to hear it everyday, could we please have one day without?! :-)

8:48 PM  

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