Thursday, November 11, 2010

In memoriam, thanks, and happy birthday

First: today is Remembrance Day, so try to pause for a quiet moment and think of those who have sacrificed so much in defense of their families, their neighbors, and those they'd never met.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Second: here in America, it's Veterans Day, where we thank all those who have served, drawing no distinction between sacrifice of comfort and spilling of blood. To those who chose to serve, who chose to suspend their own freedom and comfort to maintain those same privileges for their countrymen -- we're in your debt. Hope you've all had a great day, and that you had at least one moment where you were reminded how much your service means to so many others.

And third: yesterday was the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Happy birthday, devildogs, and long may the Corps continue. Check out the commandant's message for some goosebumps moments, and read Bob Work and Frank Hoffman on the reasons why we'll need Marines no matter how the operational environment may shift.

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