Happy Memorial Day

As you are all aware this Sunday is Memorial Day.  It is a day to remember and honor all those who fought the good fight, but didn’t make it home.  Now I don’t know about you but I’m a little perturbed with some posts on Facebook guilt tripping people who enjoy themselves during this time of remembrance.  As a veteran myself, I don’t really care that people use this as an excuse to get together and have a good time.  While I cannot speak for all veterans, I can say that the ones that I know don’t care either.  We all have lost friends either to combat, to accidents back home, or because they didn’t get the help they needed.  We remember them but we also celebrate their lives as well.  I can assure you that most military people are gathering around the grill this weekend too.  We have a moment of silence for those who cannot be here with us, but we still have fun because that is what they would want us to do.  So this weekend have your fun just remember to thank those who died on the battle field for you.  Semper Fi!

 

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My shop waiting to do a memorial hike for Chosen Valley (Vietnam War)

 

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Memorial marker on top of Iwojima. My great-grand father fought there during WWII

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My husband and friend (now gone) in Iraq

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My husband at a funeral for a friend he went to Iraq with along with other members of his squad.

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