Monday, May 28, 2018
Memorial Day (formerly Decoration Day)
They called this 'D' day. Normandy Beach. The Allies lost 12,000 troops here.
Coming in for Memorial Day!
As I have stated here I am a veteran of the USMC, USAF and the USN. I never saw combat I never lost a shipmate to enemy action.
BUT Memorial Day is set aside to honor the military men and women who have gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Today I will honor them in my thoughts. I had brothers, uncles, cousins and nephews who served in combat and thank God they all returned.
You may argue that some died in battles that were not for our ‘FREEDOM’, you may be right, I would never argue that. BUT THEY WENT WHERE THEY WERE ORDERED TO GO. They joined or were drafted and signed a paper swearing to defend this country against all enemies domestic or foreign as ordered by the proper authority. The soldier does not get the choice to follow the orders he likes, his duty is to follow orders. The military man does and he comes into harm’s way.
For those who have given their lives I weep. Most were young men and women, OUR BEST, and will never see their families on earth again, nor grow old like I have, to see the grand kids. God bless their memory and their families who are left to remember, and hold a folded flag and a medal.
God love the ones who gave their lives for this country. REMEMBER the orders, right or wrong have no weight, they died doing what they were ordered to do.
God bless the ones who died and the ones who are willing to die. God Bless the USA, the greatest country in this world.
North Carolina facts
My wife was born, raised and lived in North Carolina until I married her. That is the NC fact I will always remember and give thanks to God.
Ahhh, that military jeep. How the ground-pounder envied the driver of this vehicle!