Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

This should not be Memorial Day, as I've written about a few times.

This day is not supposed to be the unofficial start of Summer.

This day is not supposed to be an occasion for sales events at retail stores.

This day is supposed to be about one thing: Honoring the memories of those veterans who are no longer with us.

As you go about your day today, whether you're at the beach, the lake, or having a cookout with friends and family, please take a minute to remember the men and women whose lives were taken from them so that our freedom and our nation would continue to survive.


Old Sarge said...

I have to go to someone else for the words that fail me on this day.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
-For The Fallen, Laurence Binyon 1914

Why I survived and some I know didn't, I'll never know. I try not to dwell on it too much, there's enough dark spots in my psyche.

BadTux said...

But let us also remember the veterans who died to enrich Haliburton and GE, Raytheon and General Dynamics. For that describes every soldier who has died in every war this nation has fought since 1945, none of which were fought to defend America or its freedoms, none of which had anything to do with ensuring the survival of this nation.

John Kerry once mused "how do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" The answer, of course, was "Forward, MARCH!". Because there are no mistakes, only profits for the military-industrial complex.

Do I sound bitter, much?