Let’s not forget the reason we don’t have to work today

This plaque says that it memorializes “all American veterans”, but because it is at the base of the flag pole outside the funeral home where the memorial service for my wife’s grandmother was recently held, I’m choosing to use it for my Memorial Day 2006 post:

It is those that fell in the service to our nation that we remember on this day, and I once again have trouble putting into words what I think and feel about those who have fought and died for me and my family.

A year ago on Memorial Day I was in Charleston visiting USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point, and I’ll admit that I was quite moved by a simple sign in one of hundreds of compartments on that great ship.

Whether you’re grilling in the backyard, out enjoying the fine weather, visiting with family and friends, or taking a baseball game (like Murdoc), do not forget the sacrifice made by so many that has helped make the United States of America what it is.


  1. A heartfelt THANKS! to all our service personnel. Past & present for all they’ve done, no matter how great or small, for the rest of us. For those on active duty I hope your Memorial Day goes well, and is one more day done, till you’re safely home at the end of your tour!