Monday, May 29, 2006

In Memory Of ...

Irrespective of how I feel about our president (go Dixie Chicks) or the Iraq war, I am taking a moment today to think about the young men and women who no longer have the ability to form an opinion on either, because they gave their life to serve our country.

So many. So young. Many whose only available option was to join the military. Others who joined because they wished to serve and protect our country. So while I am celebrating the long weekend from work, I will remember to take a moment today to remember and honor those who died representing, protecting and fighting for our country, regardless of my personal opinions on war or politics.


At 12:28 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Yes. Exactly. Wholehearted agreement with everything you have said.

I had five Iraq and Afghanistan vets in my Comm 101 classes this spring. Five men under 30 who had seen things I don't even want to imagine. They are all gifted, intelligent, wonderful human beings, and the world would be a much darker place without them. I can't even begin to imagine what we've lost in the young people who won't be coming back.

They did the thing they thought was right, and for that, I honor them.

At 4:57 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

I agree with you about the President (and he's not even my president!) and absolutely on the veterans. Today isn't about the Shrub, it's about the people who believed they were going out to make a difference, and were prepared to give their lives to make a difference. One of my uncles served in Korea. Fortunately, he came home. Not every family is so blessed. God bless them (past and present) and their families.

I was reading this again yesterday. Lest we forget.

At 10:17 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Well said, Punky.


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