Thoughts about Memorial Day
POSTED: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 5:57pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:08pm
Tyler (KETK) — I already had another topic set to go this morning until I went to lunch. I heard memorial day this and that. This gets us in the outdoor, cookout, boating and summer fun season.
It all starts with memorial day. I wondered how many people really know why we have Memorial Day. I'll always have a few reporters say "we need to talk to veterans."
Well, ok. We can do that in November and say thanks for serving, but Memorial Day is a time to remember our war dead. Those who pay the ultimate sacrifice.
We are still speaking English because of their sacrifice. The 70th anniversary of D-Day is coming in June. To me, that days is sacred as well.
War and getting ready for war is a serious business. A friend of mine years ago was stationed in San Diego when he was in the Navy. He was on funeral details.
I kidded why did we need that, and he must not have anything to do since Vietnam just ended. He set me straight quickly telling me being in the military was dangerous business and just because no one is shooting at you, doesn't mean prepping is not dangerous.
Hince then, I realize how right he was. I see funeral services all the time for those killed here on American soil just being a soldier.
I'm not saying don't have a great time this weekend. I'm just asking you to remember those who make our lifestyle possible.
That's my point of view, what's yours?