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Anothe Memorial Day is at hand - a day of cookouts, the big Indy race, parades and sales.   Please dont forget the reason for the day - those that traded their lives in combat to ensure our way of life and freedom.


Bruce Obermeyer said it better than I ever could when he penned these words:


Their son was only two weeks old; their daughter's years were three

When duty called this pilot to the war across the sea.
"Let's just pretend you're only going on a business trip.
Each day we'll write about the things we've done and then we'll slip
a note into an envelope and put it in the mail.

You send me yours; I'll send you mine, I promise, without fail."
He walked away with pounding heart while fighting back the tears
with "Come home soon, I love you, Daddy" ringing in his ears.
They kept that promise, sealed with love some 30 years ago.
They sent him tapes and photographs so he could watch them grow.
They're married now with children of their own who, at the Wall,
ask "Was my Grandpa brave?" and Grandma says, "Bravest of all."



Have a great day on Monday however you choose to spend your holiday, but please save just a moment or two to remember and honor those heroes that can't celebrate with us.


I look forward to seeing the Memorial Day light shows on YouTube!





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I am a member of the VFW band of Colorado. Each year we perform for the Memorial Day service at Fort Logan. Fort Logan is a national cemetary that has 100,000 graves. Each year Boy Scouts go and put a flag on each grave.

I take my cub scout boys and now my boy scout boys every year. 


This year we are inviting Boy Scout musicians to join us.

Here is the link I made for the Boy scouts to explain the service.



During this service there is special recognition to the Gold Star spouses. There is always a special ceremony for the POW/MIA's.

They release a dozen white doves that circle the service and then disappears. We have echo taps. Ten of our trumpeters spread out through the audience. each trumpeter plays taps and then echoes each other.


My 32yo son, Michael, is in Afghanistan now.


We owe all of them more than we can say.









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Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines that are still alive and the ones that have fallen.....hooah to my Army dogs...... :D

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