it always makes me think when people say “happy memorial day”.

on one hand i’m happy and thankful that men and women have risked (and sometimes lost) their lives in keeping us free and safe.

on the other hand i am sad for the loss of friends and family.

i’ve posted before about my friend who was killed in Iraq some years ago. my emotions on his death are mixed. there are a lot of people who knew him a lot better than i did who miss him dearly. that being said, i FIRMLY believe that the sacrifice of our military men and women is what keeps this country great.

let’s pledge today to support our men and women in uniform, to remember their sacrifice and loss, and to never take what we have for granted.