Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

My dad was in the Navy during the Korean War.  He doesn't talk much about it.  The only time I remember talking with him about it much was when he said he couldn't believe what French women wore (or rather didn't wear) on the beach.

My father in law was in the Army.  He talks about it a little more - but mostly about the camaraderie in Germany, about how he didn't wind up going the day the rest of his buddies got tattoos, about warm beer, etc.

Neither discuss the wars or the sacrifices they made (as well as the people at home).

Some made the ultimate sacrifice.  Today we remember them.  We will march in the Memorial Day parade.  We might complain that we're marching in the heat, that the speeches are too long, etc.  But at the end of the day we will be grateful - we enjoy our freedoms thanks to people who made small sacrifices, larger sacrifices and in some case the ultimate sacrifice.

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