Starting tomorrow I am off for 3 fun filled weeks (Signal stuff, 2 convoys (20 HMMVs going 300+ plus miles... my ass already is hurting in anticipation for this one) and even some shooting). This actually will be the first real Annual Training (AT to Guardsmen) that I have attended in the past 5.5 years of being in the military (because of training I have never gone to a real AT). Ah, 3 weeks of getting up early, PT-ing and shaving every morning.... joy.
Hopefully I will have some time to post on something interesting, assuming that I am not too busy.
Monday, May 31, 2010
This truly is the most somber of our nations holidays. Ironically it represents the gateway into our favorite time, Summer.
It's hard, as I am a currently serving Soldier in the National Guard, to not take a few minutes to think about all the people who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms that we take for granted. The odds are that at this point some one that I served or trained with is now one of those numbers. The XO of a unit that is associated my friends unit, 1/116th Infantry which is currently deployed in Iraq, MAJ Wayne Culver, is one of the latest to be added to that somber list.
BTW. I hope someone has squared away the President about this holiday. He seems confused and thinks it also includes those of currently serving. We have our own days, this is a day dedicated to our brothers who never got the chance to come home.