May 25, 2008

memorial day

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, I'll probably be away most of the day, visiting with family in rural PA.  It is because of the sacrifice of our armed forces, and most especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the people of this nation that we are able to live with liberty, peace and prosperity, that I am free to enjoy a quiet afternoon with family tomorrow. 

Here are some links that may be of interest to you this Memorial weekend.  Jonn, an Army veteran with at least one son serving in the armed forces, has some good photos he took at this year's Rolling Thunder, and links to a site that allows vets to search an online database of the Vietnam War Memorial roll to leave remembrances of their fellow servicemen.  The Jawas link to an effort called the Gratitude Campaign, which is encouraging people to thank our servicemen for their sacrifice when they see them returning from deployment,  or see them on the streets.   In spite of my severe shyness, I do manage to give my thanks to people I see in uniform that I see on the street, so it can be done.

I thank all those that have served and defended our nation, and I'm keeping those who have given everything for us and their loved ones in my thoughts and prayers throughout this Memorial Day weekend.

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