Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Drinking Soju in Korea
Word. Buddy of mine wrote this:
I have to be honest, before I entered the military I never really understood the meaning behind Memorial Day other than it allowed for an extended weekend. Well its much more than that, it's about an extrodinary group of individuals from all walks of life willing to leave a wife, husband and children behind, to miss the birth of a first child, to give what may be the last hug to mom and dad, to share a tent with 11 people, to shower under a water truck once a week if lucky, to eat 3 meals a day from a plastic pouch, sleep in dirt trenches, to receive mail a month late, to receive that dreaded "Dear John" letter and trying to understand why someone you love would leave you at a time you needed them most.....
So on Memorial Day when you turn on the television, watch a movie, take your daily shower, sleep in that king size bed, go to your favorite restaraunt, go shopping, stop in at Starbucks, hug mom and dad, or give your loved one a kiss...
STOP and think about those amazing individuals that allow for each and every one of us to enjoy the lavish life style we take for granted here in the great USA!!!!!
JAY (last name removed), TSgt, USAF