Memorial Day 2009

As a 3-time OIF/OEF veteran, I have a high appreciation for those who have served in the United States military, particularly those who have given their lives for our country.  Please take the time to appreciate the sacrifices that have been made for all of us by those who have raised their right hands and sworn to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

While our family was in the Great Smoky Mountains hiking this year, a few years ago, we went to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day and watched the changing of the sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the President’s laying a wreath there, and the black leather-clad Rolling Thunder participants who provided stark contrast to the thousands of white headstones.

I highly recommend visiting Arlington or a local military cemetery one year on Memorial Day.  Put a flag at one of the headstones.  Be grateful.

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