Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Some call them veterans, I call them heroes.

The men and women who have answered the call when it came.

Who placed themselves in harms way.

Who wore and wear, our country's uniform.

From those brave colonists who took a stand against the British Government in our revolution, to those who fought side by side against neighbors and brothers in our civil war, to those who answered the call, and fought in WWI and WWII, to those who fought in a series of less and less popular wars in the last 60 years, and all those who wore the uniform in times of peace.

No matter why they wore it, no matter what they were asked to do, they are part of something bigger than themselves.

They are part of the great force that stands between me and the loss of everything I hold dear.

I thank them each for their service, pray for their safety, and dream of the day when their service will not be necessary.

Yeah, he's my brother, yeah, I'm proud of him.

Have a Happy Memorial Day everyone.


  1. Great post and tribute to all our heroes!

  2. Happy Memorial Day Troy...
    What a beautifully written post, and a wonderful tribute to our men and women. Thank you for remembering them. I salute your brother as well.

    Hope you and Diann have a wonderful Memorial Day. Country hugs, Sherry

  3. Beautiful tribute, Troy. Happy Memorial Day to you as well. Thank you for sharing this with us all.