This weekend in the U.S. we celebrate Memorial Day. For many this means cook-outs and a long weekend on the lake. But I’d like to remind people of the true reason Memorial Day came to be.

Memorial Day, originally  known as Decoration Day, was a day of remembrance for Union soldiers that died in the Civil War. It has since become a day to honor all service men and women who have bravely, and often willingly, given their lives in service to this wonderful country. As a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, I salute all of those who have paid the ultimate price defending our freedoms.

                                                  To those who gave all, Thank You.

 

11 thoughts on “To Those Who Gave All

    1. You are very welcome. I was stationed right here in NH at Pease, back when it was still a base of course. I didn’t do anything as glamorous as fly a plane. I was a General Purpose Vehicle Mechanic(cars and small trucks). Basically the same thing I do now.

      1. Sounds like what my Dad did. He ran the vehicle maintenance facility for the Army National Guard in Eureka, California. He was a federal employee, and worked every day for the military, but he was also reserve duty at the same time. So Dad wore a military uniform every day he went to work for as long as I can remember…but we weren’t anywhere near a base. 🙂

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