We make the most of time off from work and I even threw some corn on the grill to roast and some chicken to burn to a barbeque crispy yumminess yesterday. Who doesn't love a long weekend, regardless of the reason?
At some point during the day, I hope you might join us in taking just a minute from the fun to think about our service folks who didn't get the day off. In the states, someone still has to man the front gate at each of our bases, medical personnel have to man the emergency rooms and the firefighters and police won't be taking much of a break. You need look no further than today's headlines to realize that we have men and women working non-stop overseas in harms way. And before them, so many have made the ultimate sacrifice. Let us not forget them.
My daughter is currently deployed some 5,000 miles from home, and as I type this, my son is airborne, on his way to a short deployment in another state. But they are doing what they enjoy, and Eva and I think of them daily, not just on designated weekends.
Please don't forget the ones who didn't make it back...