Memorial Day 2011


Today is the day we formally salute those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom, though it’s always my hope that as many of us as possible make every day Memorial Day.

Also today here’s a big salute to those who currently serve, which includes my cousin Mike (Air Force), and to those who have served, including my dad (Air Force), uncle Steve (Air Force) and my cousin Steven who was killed in Vietnam (Marine Corps). Also a salute to my readers who either do or have served. We thank you. The sacrifices of you and your families are not taken for granted.

I think I post this almost every year on Memorial Day, but it deserves to be seen and heard often. Ronald Reagan’s speech at Pointe du Hoc, June 1984:


By way of Michelle Malkin, the Blue Angels “missing man” formation:


“Memorial Day”:


I’ll close with a quote that was written on my cousin’s page at the Vietnam Memorial website:

“He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten.” — W. Shakespeare

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