A Memorial Day Moment

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In the USA it is Memorial Day. A day when Americans remember those who fought for our country and freedom that are no longer with us. A time to mourn the loss of those no longer with us, but to also appreciate all that they have done for us to protect our freedoms.

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A few years ago Wook took the time to lay out his thoughts on Memorial Day as a Veteren of the US Air Force, definitely worth the read and can be found here.

Take the time and enjoy the day my friends, but please remember why you get to enjoy the extra time in the first place.

Here at Addicts we’re taking the day.  Mostly, I’m taking the day.  Going to sit outside and watch my kids run through the sprinklers and play.  In the age of social distancing the best thing any of us can do for our mental health is (to paraphrase Zac Brown) to put the world away for a minute, pretend you don’t live in it.  Let the sunshine wash those Covid blues away…

To all our readers who have or continue to serve in our US Armed Forces (and Armed Forces around the world), thank you.

If there is someone special you’d like to honor in the comments, please share.

6 responses to “A Memorial Day Moment

  1. Mr. Snrub Jr.

    My family has been unusually fortunate to lose no family members during their active military service since the Civil War, the war for which Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) was created to honor the fallen.

    My only relative who died during the Civil War was my great grandfather’s brother. Both men were in the 20th Connecticut Infantry Volunteers, participants in Sherman’s March to the Sea, among other wartime battles.
    The brothers were among many of Sherman’s troops who bathed in the sea during the official period of rest following the taking of Savannah. A thunderstorm struck while many of the men were trying to leave the water; lightning killed his brother but my great grandfather escaped death.

    On Memorial Day I honor the memory of that distant uncle for the loss of his life while serving in the military.

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  2. I would like to thank my grandfather who lied about his age and cheated his way through a colour blindness test, then flew very flimsy looking aircraft in World War 1.

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  3. Thank you to those 20 🇬🇧 and 🇺🇸 Family Members who served (including those 3 currently serving in Air Force & Navy), deeply missing those 8 who never returned. 🌺

    It’s a paid day off, but more then that, it’s a Day I spend at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City with relatives (keeping that 6′ radius amongst each other) and knowing family back in Dover Kent are doing the same in their respective way.

    Stay Safe 🌞

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  4. Thank you all who served and fought so we can live free.

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  5. Thanks grandpa… we miss you!

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