Friday, May 23, 2014

All Gave Some...Some Gave All.

This is a phrase I have read in several memes and e-mails. When you know guys who have been in combat you get the part about "all gave some." Something about them was lost or damaged or wounded when they watched a comrade die or when they cut an enemy in half with an M-60 from the door of a Huey. When I used to talk to my Dad about his brother Tom who died in WWII in the Pacific theater, I conceptualized the "some gave all" quotient.
Most of us have never been in any scenario even remotely like combat.
So this weekend when we "celebrate" Memorial Day....let us remember what this day really honors...the Americans with the guts and the balls and the sense of duty who shouldered a weapon so that our Nation would be safe.

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