Memorial Day - THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN
May. 28th, 2016
09:01 pm - Memorial Day
My neighbors have hung out their flags. I have a flag too. It rests folded in a triangle in a glass faced display case in my living room, a daily reminder. Among my earliest memories is the sound of bugle calls blaring through loud speakers with Taps, the last call of the day, echoing into the darkness. I was raised by a soldier and grew up amongst them. I was taught that the higher pay, perks and salutes rendered to an officer came at a price and that price was that one day it might be required to be the first to climb out of a trench or over the top of a rice paddy dike or to cross a barren stretch of desert into a field of fire and say, " Follow me."
RIP: LTC Robert Lamastus, LTC Calvin Emery and COL James Stone