As I sit here this weekend with 30+ family enjoying a reunion and listen to the laughs, stories, and food cooking I sit here both happy and sad. I sit here happy for all of them to be able to enjoy the freedoms of this country and the ability for all of us to get […]
This video was sent to me by a fellow veteran who created it. He asked that I not give him any credit for this or recognition. However that Airborne Trooper knows who he is. He did a good job in putting together the text, song and visuals to help remind people why we have this […]
Another short, but very touching video tribute to our fallen. Not necessarily profiling a historic battle or place, but the feelings and impact are the same regardless. This is only a few minutes long and well worth those few minutes on this honorable weekend.
I first brought this up a couple of years ago and wanted to raise up the topic again. For years I have struggled with how to address Memorial Day when greeting people on this weekend. I know many of my brethren have told me they sometimes struggle with the same thing. I mean saying Happy or Merry Memorial Day […]
Going into this Memorial Day 2013, I thought I would re-post my blog post from 2006 that I wrote shortly after getting into Afghanistan starting a pivotal chapter of my life. Every once in a while I go back and read those old blog posts to try and capture the feelings and emotions I had […]