Saturday, May 24, 2014

REMEMBER....



                                       ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Any one that has attended one knows there is a certain aura about a military funeral that is different than all others.



No funeral is a good one, but the formality and tradition of one in the many quiet places across the country is inspirational as well.


                                                  ECHO TAPS


I have been to a few. They are never fun, but I always come away feeling the strength of those that are buried there that died as an intended or unintended consequence of those who sent them.





Take a minute to thank whatever god you have that they did what they were ordered to do so well. Memorial Day is a day about those who died as a result of their war. They are the ones we honor this weekend.


Remember them.

There is a day in November for the rest. 

4 comments:

  1. Good post, Michael. I'm always amazed that so many people don't seem to get the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

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    1. And most of them hold elective office.

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  2. I have no god and believe that most wars were eminently preventable but I too pay respectful homage to those brave young men who forfeited their lives in wars that other men created.

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    1. They are the unintended consequences of bad policy. Thanks for stopping by.

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