Posts Tagged “Memorial Day”

A dilemma as I sit here

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A dilemma as I sit here

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…

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Lest We Forget

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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…

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Video of the Day- Honoring the Fallen

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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.  

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Thoughts from Memorial Day 2011

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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…

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Reflecting on Memorial Day 2006

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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…

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A great tribute video for Memorial Day

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H/T to my close friend, Michelle T., for making me aware of this tribute video. It is produced by Crye Precision (makers of Multi-Cam) and Dillon Aero (makers of mini-guns), two of the best things the Army owns in my opinion. As we transition into this honorable Memorial Day weekend, I would like to kick…

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Thank you Sir!

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Thank you Sir!

A BIG Thank You to General John A. Logan, the founder of Memorial Day!   You can read more about the fine General HERE.

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Honor Memorial Day for what it is truly about

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Honor Memorial Day for what it is truly about

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