Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

This day of BBQ, lawn mowing, etc. has real meaning. Take some time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

Pictured is Douglas Munro, the only member of the USCG to date to have received the Medal of Honor for his heroic action evacuating Marines under fire during the Guadalcanal campaign. He lost his life in the process.

Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro you are not forgotten.

Semper Paratus.


Jayhawk said...

Thank you, Cabbie, for a proper remembrance. I watched the NASCAR race where they paraded military and their families and "honored the troops on Memorial Day."

Memorial day is to honor specifically those who have died in the service of their country. We have other days to honor the troops, Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day, Independance Day...

Memorial Day is reserved for lives lost. It was originally called "Decoration day," the day we decorate the resting places with flags.

The Indianapolis 500 did it right. No troops, just a 21-gun salute, "Taps" and then the national anthem.

Bartender Cabbie said...

I spent most of my time painting in the house. Perhaps not the best way to honor the fallen but my heart is always with those who made the ultimate sacrifice.