I am a veteran. Proud of it. Joining the U.S. Navy was the best decision I ever made for myself (aside from proposing to Sarah). Some of the best friendships I will ever have were forged through hard times shared with my brothers I deployed with. We will have those memories forever.
Let me be clear. Memorial Day is not to honor my brothers or me, who will enjoy a beer by the grill and yard games. We do not observe Memorial Day for me. We observe it for the men and women that didn’t get to