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.

1 Comments:

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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