sargemc 64M
15 posts
5/22/2006 11:27 am

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2/12/2007 8:39 pm


I know I have written this before, but, I think this bears repeating.

Next Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day. It is more than the official start of the summer season.
It is also the day to pay respects to the men and women that have given there lives so you can fire up those BBQs without any fears.

I know it is not practical to think all Americans will visit Veteran homes or the sacred grounds
that those that paid the ultimate price. This Saturday I am off for my bi-yearly visit to my son's grave in Arlington. I go on Memorial Day and his birthday.

This year I am taking his widow for the first time. She has not been able to make the trip because of the trauma it would cause to her and my grandchildren.

But, this year she and seven members from his unit
are coming with me. On this trip I also visit
the Viet Nam Memorial to pay my respects to the many friends I lost in that war. This will also be my first visit to the new memorial dedicated
to the women that served duringf that war.

I am asking that everyone take a minute and have
a short moment of silence to those vets who fought
and, to quote Billy Ray Cyrus, to those that gave all, their lives.

I can not believe that every family in the United States does not know of a family member that fought for this country. Go up to them and shake
a hand or give them a hug and say thank you.

I am a vet and I thank my fellow vets every chance I meet one. All I am asking is that you take just this one day to make it a point to say thanks. Remember, it is because of them, that you all can lay your head on your pillow at night
with no fear.

daighi 49M
1449 posts
7/12/2006 7:24 am

Hey sarge,How are you?Check out the new group,it's starting to kick off.

Hope your ok,i look forward to chatting with you again soon.



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