Friday, May 25, 2007

The Weekend

This is a bit late but I've been putting this off. I really wanted to write something about Memorial Day. Growing up my family would go to Sunday church and then to the grave yard to decorate the graves of family. Sometimes we would go to the Indy 500. I was going to make the joke that was my dads church but I thought maybe the joke in bad taste. Some Memorial weekends were spent with former military at a cook out. Some were spent with guns going off and me playing "Taps". Yes I played taps at military funerals when I was in High School. I had 4 uncles that were in WWII, my Father was in Korea, my cousins were in Vietnam so I've heard some amazing military stories. Remind me to tell the story "Shot out the Light" sometime. Maybe I'll tell that on Fathers day since it's my Dad's story.

This weekend we honor all those who lost their lives in service to this country. That includes those who died on 9/11 . In my opinion it includes the teachers and students that have been killed in way too many school shootings.

Before trying to get into a Gone Wild video this weekend, take a moment and think about those who allowed you that over indulgent Freedom.

Be safe...

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2 comments:

Miachelle said...

Amen, and amen.

Walker said...

It's a time to remember those who should be remembered.