This is not the unofficial start of Summer. Or the 3 day weekend of fun in the Sun and barbecues. Or an excuse to get falling down drunk, stuff your face and have loud parties. It’s the time remember those that fought to preserve your right to act to do all those things. Got three days off? Then you need to know who to thank. It’s not just about WW2 either but all the servicemen and women who fought and died for what they believed in.

The media is awash of this Memorial Day weekend. What to cook, wear, and and do, but I haven’t heard one of these embryonic amorphous masses ever once mention what the holiday is really all about and to give thanks, memory and honor.

Make it so…


3 Responses to “Remember!”

  1. May 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Amen to that brother!

    My Grandfather served in the Navy from 1936 through the end of Korea. He was in China during the Japanese invasion (as a neutral), was a CPO on the USS St. Louis (CL-49) from 1940 to 1943 and then transferred to fleet sweepers. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and was at the surrender ceremonies in Japan (at that time he was a Lt. CMDR and had his own ship, received a surrender sword that my brother still has – we tried to find the officers family after my grandfather’s death to return it but could not). He was a squadron commander during Korea and conducted various missions with Marine units that today we use SEALS for.

    His father was a General in the artillery during WW1. Heck, my family has been getting shot at, in one war or another, since before the Civil War.

    I get it. And I appreciate folks who do as well. THANKS!

    (Sorry, sort of proud – did not mean to hijack your post)

  2. May 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    My dad served in the ’60s, my Grandpa served in WW2. They went through a lot. My wife’s Grandfather worked on secret projects in the development of the bomb, and in the early ’90s all of the remaining men involved died of cancer, within months of each other. People threw their lives right into the grinder to stop oppression from swallowing the world, many of them knowing that they wouldn’t get to reap the rewards. Great, tough people.

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