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  •  Salute...Taps!!!! (22+ / 0-)

    Staff Sgt Michael H. Simpson
                 Spc Trinidad Santiago, Jr.
                 Pfc Charles P. McClure

    In three weeks Memorial Day will be upon us, for many a three day weekend filled with picnics, games, relaxation.
    But for three families Memorial Day has come early and will be forever. The Blue Star turns Gold, the names of their loved ones now has been added to the Roll.
    These young men served their nation in the best possible way they believed. Devoted to their land, their people their unit, they knew that there was a possibility they may not come home, but these men would not turn their backs on the missions they took, they could fail in trying to complete the duties they were assigned, nor could they stand on the side and let somebody else do it. These men in the service of their nation, gave their fullest measure  of duty, and honor.
    Now to the families of the fallen. It is up to us to support them in their time of grief, it is up to us never to forget them, not to let the names of Staff Sgt Michael H. Simpson, Spc Trinidad Santiago, Jr. and Pfc Charles P. McClure fade into the mists of history, let not their name be a tab on a marker, but Good men who walked among us.
    Let us remind America that Memorial Day is not some start of the summer holiday season, or some day to buy stuff, but a day to honor men and women as well as their families they left behind, who gave the nation their fullest devotion to the nation.
    Now the flag flies half-staff, the honor guard is called to attention , as three shots are fired into the air, the flag is folded and given to the grieving family and the bugler plays the final tune given in honor of the fallen Hero.

    One does not simply walk into Mordor! One invites a gas driller in, and one’s land becomes Mordor. Chris From Balloon Juice

    by Mr Stagger Lee on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:02:34 PM PDT

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