Memorial Day, is a love/hate relationship for me. I am glad to have a day to mourn and celebrate those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may enjoy the long weekend with family and friends. I do however, get extremely perturbed at the fact that when Memorial Day comes to mind for most people they think of weekends on the lake or beach, getting drunk on beer in koozies, BBQ’ing, and playing/watching sports. This is all very American and I can appreciate that, but I really think the true message is lost in car dealership deals, TV mark downs, and MTV specials. I am not trying to impose a “guilt trip,” on anyone just a reminder, that all you have is because people in the past, present, and future have made the ultimate sacrifice. You do not need to agree with or support the wars, but please take a moment out of your weekend, look at your family/friends and realize there are those with an empty chair at the table and in the boat. Our time on Earth is not for long, and our lives are the ultimate sacrifice we can make. These are some of the guys I will be thinking about this weekend, as I thank them for providing me the honor to serve alongside them.
Slip Away AIRBORNE! Until we jump again!