Posted on May 25, 2014
CPT G 33 Current Operations (Cuops) Officer | Division Battle Captain | Division Cbrn Officer
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Memorial Day means a lot to me and the high school i graduated from. We have had 8 KIA from my high school since 2001. I know a lot of people use this weekend to BBQ and drink booze. I honestly think thats okay, as long as they honor the fallen and remember what memorial day means. They paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can go ahead and BBQ with our loved ones. I am so thankful for their sacrifice
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SSG William Patton
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I vividly remember going with my grandfather when I was a child and putting flags on all the graves in three small country cemetaries, to honor those who had served in uniform and praying by the graves of those who had died in combat. His oldest son, my uncle, had been an MIA for several years then and the placement of fllags was his way of remembering his son. In 2001 the body of his son, my uncle was recovered, still strapped in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang. Memorial Day means more to me and my family than other holidays because it honors those who make other celebrations possible with the sacrifice made by our fallen.
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SSG Robin Rushlo
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Enough said

REMEMBER
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SSG William Patton
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That is a powerful photo and you are correct, enough said.
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I didn't do anything too special. I went to see The Hornet's Nest and steered clear of BBQs.

My family is not traditionally Military and my friends in my hometown aren't either so it's "Veteran's / National BBQ day to them, but to me I sum it up my this quote.

"Remember the fallen; Honor the fallen."
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