A snippet from Bob’s latest post, an essay written by his cousin-in-law for Memorial Day. A solemn reminder that every day is Memorial Day for some, and should be for us all.

I don’t speak for me, but for those Vietnam veterans who can’t or won’t place their thoughts in full view. I thought these few words would at least give the reader a sense of who we vets are, not to feel sorry for us, but to understand that what we did meant something, that it was worth doing, and that we have few or no regrets. And that most importantly, we don’t feel the country owes us anything. Instead, and in concert with our forefathers, we still owe our country our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Lincoln said it best at Gettysburg when he was delivering his most famous words over the fresh grave of one of my ancestors, David Hemphill: “…the brave men living and dead who struggled here have consecrated [this ground] far above our poor power to add or detract.”

Thanks for sharing Bob, and please, shake your cousin’s hand and thank him for me.

Please do read the Tribute To Veterans.

  • Teresa June 1, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    God Bless all Veterans past and present.

  • Bob Belvedere June 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I’ll be seeing him at the Family Reunion in Spetember and I will make sure to shake his hand in a robotic fashion.

    Thank you for passing his essay around.

    • mnrobot June 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm

      Outstanding! And thanks for the heads up on LMA. If she needs my support, she’s got it any day any time.

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