This Memorial Day

Despite rumors to the contrary, Memorial Day is not a national BBQ celebration nor a festival marking the beginning of summer. I think it’s ok to do those things on Memorial Day provided we take a moment to remember the sacrifices of our fallen who made it all possible. 

Sgt Joe Wrightsman above. His battlefield cross at his memorial below.

I’ll be attending a few ceremonies this Memorial Day and speaking at a local VFW post.  A local radio show will be hosting me as well tonight at 8pm eastern time here.  The host is a retired Air Force Colonel. Hopefully he won’t make me stand at attention the whole time.

It’s a good thing to exercise our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness this weekend. On Memorial Day we’ll take a little time to recognize our brethren who paid the price for it in full.

Semper Fidelis!
America’s SgtMaj

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8 comments

  1. Would you please update with a link to the podcast of your radio interview?
    Your link went to the home page of the radio station. I can’t figure out who’s show you were on.

  2. I didn’t realize how young Sgt. Wrightsman was when he died. Obviously Heroes don’t have a minimum age requirement.

    You sounded great on the radio. I didn’t realize your unit had lost so many brave souls. May their friends and family all find peace.

  3. CI Roller, thank goodness we still live in a nation that breeds that kind.

    Laura, I’ll post it shortly. Wouldn’t want anyone to miss my melodious tones on the airwaves! 🙂

    Lin, hear hear!

    Kristina, I’m glad at least someone was tuning in!

  4. My 94-year-old WWII veteran neighbor and I lifted a toast to those friends and brothers-in-arms who never came home. We honor them today. It is not a love of war, but rather those of us who have served know the sacrifice. Those with whom we served are brothers. Those who served together in combat are more than brothers. Those who perished in combat are the greatest of heroes. They died for that which they believed.

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