Memorial Day

It is currently 3am on the 27th as I write this and for everyone back home it is still the 26th of May.

I am posting this to share a common trait in fellow service members. We joined for various reasons and we knew what could happen if we did join, but here we are over 10 years after September 11, with many stories both good and bad. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to serve and wear the same uniform as some of these people. I think that many people forget why we have Memorial Day. “I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish”
 
Here is a couple pictures that I want to share with y’all, this is what he wrote to be read at his funeral.
 
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To close this out, here is my favorite poem by Chief Tecumseh

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and Demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and Its purpose in the service of your people.

 

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, Even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and Bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

 

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts Are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes

They weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again In a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

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