Memorial Day–2017

Today will be a short day for my posts….I will spend most of the day doing what I do on every Memorial Day…..spend the day remembering the members of my team that did not return home to their families….RJ, Jay and Little Tommy….to this day I miss them terribly.

Today is the day set aside for Americans to remember the war dead.  To remember those that gave their lives in service of their country.  Sadly to most it means nothing more than a day off from work…….our fallen soldiers deserve better than that…..

There will be many fancy words about the day from people that have NO idea what it is like to watch a fellow soldier die…..but they will spout a bunch of “patriotic” crap that means NOTHING.  At least our war dead will get one day of what passes for respect by their countrymen……

Please take a few moments out of your day of fun, food and family to remember those brave souls that went off to do their duty and never returned.

If any of my readers are a “Gold Star” family I would like to say to them…I am sorry for your loss….may you never know such grief again.

I end this post with a tune from my past…..

….and I shall return tomorrow with more “cool” stuff.  chuq

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4 thoughts on “Memorial Day–2017

  1. We don’t have anything similar to this really. Just Remembrance Sunday. No public holiday, or barbecues and family get-togethers etc. I like how you celebrate it, a sombre day of personal reflection.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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