I've said it before, I come from and am surrounded by veterans and those who served.
My dad was seventeen when he enlisted in the army and served in WWII. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and exerienced things no teenager should.
My brother enlisted during the Cold War. Though he never served in combat, he spent some time in missile cylos, finger over "the button" waiting for the nuclear war that thankfully never came.
My husband and brother-in-law served during the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm, as well as in Somalia (during the Blackhawk Down incident) and other periods of unrest. Both suffered from "Gulf War Syndrome" (my husband had blackouts for several years after he came home). Both saw and did things they'd rather forget. Both would do it again.
So while you're barbequing, swimming or playing volleyball today, just take a moment to remember those who served, and those who are still serving.
On a lighter note, DD and I both donated to a Memorial Day contest. Kiki Howell is celebrating a release by giving away three packages of prizes (1 eBook pack, 2 print / prize packs). You could win my "Don't Fence Me In" or a pair of earrings specially made for this contest. Click here to see how to enter.
Happy Memorial Day all!
You Are John F. Kennedy Jr.
You are authentic and real. You don't know how to be anyone but yourself, and that's part of your charm.
You have a creative side to you, especially when it comes to improving your life and your work. You do the unexpected.
Your friends and family have a high opinion of you, but you're still very humble. You put others first.
You treat everyone you meet with respect. You believe in practicing The Golden Rule.
About 75% right.