Memorial Day 2009


We're milspouses. We know that Memorial Day isn't all about bbq's,big salesand the beginning of summer. We know that it's a day to remember those who gave all. Last year, I wrote a post about some of those people. It's found here. They and their families are very much in my thoughts as I write this.

I thought this yearthat I wouldwrite a post about ways that some people are honoring the intent of Memorial Day.

There is Remembering the Brave. Their mission statement says it all:a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the memories of brave service members who made the ultimate sacrifice, and honoring their families in their time of enormous loss." They held a shotting match last weekend in Colorado and Lancelot was in attendance. Perhaps I'll have an AAR up soon about that.

Medically retired Marine Derek Zeier found an incredible way to honorhis brothers. Please take some time this weekend to watch the entire video. It's well worth it. As a postscript, he finished that race in 31 hours, 03 minutes and 21 seconds. o321 is the MOS code for Recon Marine. Very, very cool.

The boys at Blackfive and an amzing crew of people got together to form the Warrior Legacy Foundation. Check them out and please note that military spouses are encouraged to join as well as vets and troop supporters. This weekend is the official launch.

Sitting on my deck this morning, I heard a noise that reminded me of another great event happening this weekend. Rolling Thunder!!! Hearing the motorcycles rumble byis a sound that makes me smile as I think where they're going and what they're going to do.

I have only scratched the service on Memorial Day events and groups that honor the purpose of Memorial Day.so please feel free to add on in comments. Me? I've decided to go to Quantico National Cemetery. I've wanted to visit Col. Rish Higgins' grave for a long time and tomorrow seems the perfect day.

Whatever you are doing this weekend (and I do hope some of it is with family and friends), plesae take a minute to remember those who've given the ultimate sacrifice. It's our duty as the living. God knows, they've done theirs.


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