Saturday, May 24, 2014


                                       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. 


  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.

  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.

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