Sunday, May 28, 2006

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Thankfully no one in my family has died in combat.
Two of my brothers and myself were in the service but only my brother George was ever "in harms way".

George called me "little brother" because he was 6 years older and I called him "little brother" because from the time I was 12, I was taller than has 5'8" frame.

We lost him a few years ago and he is buried in Fort Scott National Cemetery with honors. He served two tours in Vietnam and was highly decorated.

That means without a doubt someone has their soldier with them today because of him. I'm sure they are grateful.

I, too, am grateful for I am sure that in two long years in combat that someone did the same for George.

My hope is that person did not have to give his life for my brothers safe return.

I do not believe in the war we are in today but that does not mean I am not grateful to the men and women that are over there doing the job. They deserve our support and admiration.


Ggraph said...

Squire, A very nice and understanding post I salute you, your brothers And all who serve and have served. You keep our nation as one to be proud of. Thank you.

I found your blog via annie's. We ilved in Little Rock for Five ytars and still have many good friends in Arkansas.


Annie said...

Memorial Day is a day to remember what has been done for us. Thanks to you and to your brothers, thanks to my dad and uncles and nephews, my husband and my brother. There are so many to thank.

I don't think this war in Iraq was necessary and I think it's likely the result will be the opposite of what Bush and his administration hoped to achieve.

TUFFENUF said...

I agree with you about the current war. I wish no other soldiers had to die. I pray for their safe return.

Michelle said...

Enjoy your day :o)

Linda said...

A very nice salute to your brother. Thank you all.


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