Sacred Ground. In honor and remembrance of those who have given the ultimate gift.

Sacred Ground (July 2004 - Epijunky)

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

It's the oath my baby cousin took three years ago before getting his orders to Iraq. It's the oath my Grandfather took before he was shipped off to Korea. It's the same oath my Father-In-Law swore to before entering the Army and heading off to Vietnam. It's the same oath I took twelve years ago.

Like millions of men and women before us, we took this oath because we wanted to serve our country. We wanted to protect our families' freedom. We wanted to put on the uniform, and do our part.

Regardless of the risks involved.

The Traveling Wall Exhibit (July 04)

My time in the Army was uneventful. I wish I could say the same thing for my cousin, my Grandfather, and my Father-In-Law. I'm forever grateful that they all returned home physically unharmed.

Countless others were not as fortunate.

That's a four year old Future Cardiologist asking questions I can't answer for him.

Memorial Day is officially May 30th. It's observed on the last Monday in May. Doing this provides for a nice long weekend. I'm just as much of a fan of the long weekend as the next person, but please don't forget the reason you are able to have that barbecue.

Never Forget. (July 04 - Epijunky)

Thank a Veteran. Remember those that have served our country, some coming home, and a lot who were not able to. Think about those who are fighting in a war right...this...very...second.

Remember them.

1 comment:

Evil Lunch Lady said...

We will never forget! Thanks to all of you we can relax:) !!