Memorial Day

My daughter with an American FlagMost people think of today as just “a day off”. This particular day off, along with our freedom, was purchased with countless lives. To those who serve, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedoms:



Welcome Home

Today I heard from my cousin that he is back in the States after serving a tour in Afghanistan. This is great news – and coincidentally, its Veterans Day!

Memorial Day

Today isn’t just a break from work for a 3-day weekend. Its a day to remember, and to realize that our freedom isn’t free: it was (and is) purchased with the blood of countless American soldiers.

It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press

It is the soldier and not the poet who has given us the freedom of speech.

It is the soldier not the ‘community organizer’ who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.”

– Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC


No Man’s Land by Eric Bogle
Reflecting on the grave of one of WWI’s fallen.