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Memorial Day!

It has been a busy weekend!  We spent all day yesterday decorating the graves of our Grandparents and my wifes Father.

Last weekend, we decorated my Great Grandparents graves.  I know it may be obligatory, but I really like to see the cemetery filled with flowers, yellow ribbons and Flags.  It is always a good thing to remember those who have gone before us.

So today, I want to say Thank You to all of those who have served in the military or are currently serving in the military.  Thank you for defending our freedom, and sacrificing your time and energy in far flung places so that I can sit here and write this blog, knowing that there is the Constitution guaranteeing my right to do so.

I also want to say thank you to all of those brave men and women who have served our country and have given their ultimate to make sure it says free.  I will never forget that sacrifice you have made for our country.  I sit here writing through tear blurred eyes, with pride, staring at the Red, White, and Blue that still waves proudly over this country.  For that honor I salute you.

My fourth child is due on July 12, but it is looking like my wife will be induced a week early on the 5th.  I am vainly hoping that somehow my child will be born on the 4th of July, one of my favorite holiday’s.  One that was made possible by patriots in 1776 and has been defended for 234 years by patriots, who continue that honorable pursuit today.

Please check out this page…it was a letter from a Marine to his Father and it is particularly appropriate for today.

Finished?  No go barbecue something!



  1. Well written post, Justin. We forget most days why we have what we do. My mom served just as Vietnam was ending, and I was born in Wales because of this. Thanks to her deciding to go into the Navy, I have some interesting stories from when I was a baby. Thanks go so many others, we can tell our stories, criticize our government and live without fear. Thanks for writing this…I couldn’t have said it better myself.
    .-= Gurl´s last blog ..The Asylum Report Card: May 2010 =-.

    • My Dad was in the Navy about the same time. I was born in Washington State and he has some interesting stories! I really believe it is important to remember why we are here and able to do what we do every day. Thanks for dropping by

  2. Thanks for taking a moment to remind everyone what this holiday is really about. Far too often, “three-day weekend fever” takes over on Memorial Day and it’s important to remember the true meaning behind the day.
    .-= Steve Scott Site´s last blog ..Steve’s Sunday Selections – May 30th, 2010 =-.

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