Have a blessed 2009 Memorial Day Weekend! (Update)

Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend honoring those tho have fought and served to provide us the freedoms we enjoy today. Take time to thank a solider for continuing to serve and always recognize their sacrifice and the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price.

Some videos to reflect on:

Very moving. Let us never forget the sacrifices by many to provide us our freedoms today.

Update

I heard this on the radio this morning and thought I needed to share. It was very moving:

Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club – Until the Last Shot’s Fired

From the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast.

  • Bill Hedges

    God bless the solders throughout our history for giving us the freedom we have as well as citizens from other Nations.

    For those, under Bush, who voluntary sign up for another tour while stationed in Iraq.

    “Troops In Iraq Reenlist On 4th of July
    July 5, 2008
    For around 1,215 Soldiers, Marines and Airmen in Iraq, their July 4th this year was a special one, as they took part in the largest reenlistment ceremony held. General David Petraeus administered the oath in Saddam Hussein’s former Al-Faw palace as John Phillip Sousa’s marches played in the background. Also heard were a chorus of “Freedom, Hooah and Oorah” from the men and women as they extended their service in their respective branches of the military. Some reenlisted because of enlistment bonuses, while others said that their belief in the job they’re doing in Iraq was also an important factor in their decision. For some, they were on their second and third tours in the country.”

  • Bill Hedges
  • I hope everyone is enjoying Memorial Day. Praise be to the all Soldiers who have kept and continue to keep our country safe. Praise be to God for keeping our Soldiers safe.

    This weekend Nate and I threw a BBQ in honor of our Marine Solider, Mike Perez, who ships out July 1st to Afghanistan. We adopted Mike as a our Soldier months ago after I meet him in an Applebee’s and insisted on paying for his lunch. When I asked him this weekend for his thoughts on shipping out, with a great smile on his face he shared his excitement and explained that this is what he and his unit have trained for. That’s the difference between me as a civilian, and he as a Soldier!

    God Bless our Soldiers, young and old as we honor them on this Memorial Day and those who have fallen to keep this country safe!

  • Christopher Schwinger

    I just love the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 🙂 , for it ensures that we are remembering the POWs and the missing soldiers 🙂 .