Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

This truly is the most somber of our nations holidays. Ironically it represents the gateway into our favorite time, Summer.

It's hard, as I am a currently serving Soldier in the National Guard, to not take a few minutes to think about all the people who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms that we take for granted. The odds are that at this point some one that I served or trained with is now one of those numbers. The XO of a unit that is associated my friends unit, 1/116th Infantry which is currently deployed in Iraq, MAJ Wayne Culver, is one of the latest to be added to that somber list.

BTW. I hope someone has squared away the President about this holiday. He seems confused and thinks it also includes those of currently serving. We have our own days, this is a day dedicated to our brothers who never got the chance to come home.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

This afternoon, I wandered Arlington National Cemetery, taking pictures, walking, thinking. I also visited the WWII, Vietnam and Korean War memorials and stood for a while listening to speeches because it seemed like the right thing to do.

I know it's a day to remember those lost; however, I still thank those found and/or never missing. I just need to do that a lot more often, in general.