Memorial Day

30 05 2011

This young woman had recently sought and received permission to play “Taps” at the funeral of her uncle, an Air Force veteran. She played “Taps” at the Memorial Day service this morning in Dolores, Colo. Several of her family members are veterans.

In honor of both my grandpas, U.S. Army and Army Air Corps veterans of World War II, in honor of my father, U.S. Army veteran, in honor of my uncle, U.S. Navy veteran, in honor of two cousins, U.S. Navy SEALs currently serving, in honor of friends past and present, serving and retired, may God bless our men and women in uniform – and their families – and the sacrifices made by all.


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30 05 2011
Linda Horn

Many of my ancestors were warriors … all the way back to Matthew and Oliver Hazard Perry. Mostly Navy men from New England. Some fought and died in the Civil War. My Dad enlisted in the Navy the day after his 16th birthday, and served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. His boat was almost sunk by a kamakazi AFTER the Japanese surrender. My son’s best friend is in Afganistan, and I pray for his safe return.

On this day of family gatherings and Memorial Day store sales (totally disrespectful!), I hope caring people remember and bless all those who have served and continue to serve our county, and also their families. Without their sacrifices we would not enjoy the freedoms we have today.

31 05 2011
TJ

I hate the commercialized aspects of holidays. As long as men and women continue to sacrifice in service of this country – and I suspect that will be always – people will continue to remember. My family, your family … lots and lots of people are touched by the military in some capacity. Some people won’t care … many more will understand and continue and remember.

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