I am fortunate. Have had several serve, but none have made that ultimate sacrifice.
I sincerely thank those that have.
Ramblin Maxx Retrievers
Daughter of a co-worker, classmate of my children, was shot down in Iraq piloting a CH 46 Sea Night helicopter. She could have done anything in life, yet she choose to serve her country in the Marine Corps.
Marine Capt. Jennifer Harris .. Semper Fi ..rest in peace. you gave the ultimate sacrifice flying rescue missions bringing our wounded soldiers to the hospitals.
“I like one-shot kills where possible and prefer to do all my hunting before I shoot.” ..... Elmer Keith
Well said, RK. I second that thought.
"To become competent in governing others, we must first learn to govern ourselves"
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis
I think I posted this before but at this time of the year my family always remembers this article written about my cousin Ely (named after my oldest brother)...
but I will also pay tribute to all my father's fallen heroes from his unit the US 26th Calvary Filipino American Scouts and all those they left behind
Lost a nephew in Desert Storm and a high school classmate in Somalia. Not in the Black Hawk Down thing, but was in the country when it happened.
My apoligies, the title was to be "Honor Flight."
Stan b & Elvis
Thank You to all that are serving, have served, and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. My son served in the Corp. My son in law is in the Coast Guard, and several relatives saw WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
What if all we have today is what we gave thanks for yesterday?
Let the views of others educate and inform you, but let your decisions be a product of your own conclusions. (Jim Rohn)
Thank you to all that have served, especially the ones that didn't make it home.