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