Memorial Day 2012 … Thank you for your sacrifice to make this country safe. We are all remembered today that freedom is not free.
click on pic for the Taps Buglers at Arlington National Cemetery
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 – King James Version)
On this Memorial Day, a special thanks to all of the men and woman, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives so that We the People, the United States, remain free. To these Heroes we all owe a debt of gratitude today and always. Thank you for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country making the United States the home of the free and the land of the brave.
Take time today and always to say thanks for those of our American Heroes who have died so that we can remain free. Today, we stop and say “thanks” to the men and women of our Armed Forces. It should be used as a day to spend a few quiet moments thinking about the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who went into harm’s way and never came home again.
As always and on a personal note I say thank you and you are missed to my uncle Red who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. My uncle served in Patton’s 3rd Army where he received the following medals. a silver star. bronze star and multiple purple hearts. So often he did not want to talk of what went on during his military server and his heroic efforts during WWII; however, true heroes are also humble. It was not until much later when I was in college and became a history major with a specialty in US military warfare and tactics did my uncle open up and provide me with the truth of what he experienced during his military days, some of that time spent in the Ardennes , better know as the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you from your nephew and namesake, Red