May 25, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Created a few short years after our own Civil War, we set aside this day to honor and celebrate the lives of those who died in service to our country.

Since the birth of our nation, 45 million have served in uniform. A million have died in its defense. All of them, but particularly the fallen, are part of a legend that, God willing, will never end — our America. The irony is that your loved ones who we remember this weekend came out of an America that no longer seems to value commitment, self-reliance, and selfless dedication to a cause…but they did. Rather, it seems most of our countrymen today are more interested in objects of status or what America can do for them, than serving the nation and protecting its people, and the principles for which it nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and justice for ALL. 

I am not going to write what I think about Memorial Day, you all know my thoughts concerning the over commercialization of our lost brothers and sisters. Today I am only leaving you with the images of those that I honor this Memorial Day.

Sgt Mike Stokely

1LT Robert Seidel III

Capt John Ryan Dennison

Captain Carrol LeFon aka Neptunus Lex

To our "Absent Companions" a toast! Rest easy on Fiddler's Green.

No comments: