Got this from a loyal blog reader this time last year. I could not have said any better myself. I reprint in honor of all those who have served and especially to those who gave all:
Mike: A nice blog for the weekend would be a dedication to the REAL HEROES of our country. The men and women that serve and have served in our Armed Forces are owed well-deserved respect and gratitude from us.
“To those who have fallen, you will never be forgotten.”
We WOULD NOT be able to pursue our dreams of freedom and hunting if not for the men and women that we honor this weekend. At a minimum, raise a drink during a celebration this weekend and remember our TRUE AMERICAN HEROES.
Maybe you could link some veteran’s organizations that could use some help from us, your faithful bloggers:
Well said. One group I work with—I just joined its Board of Directors and am honored to do so—is the Virginia-based Veteran’s Outdoor Fund. Our sole mission is to provide hunting and fishing opportunities for America’s veterans and heroes. We take 300-400 troops on hunting and fishing trips each year, to get them outside and help them heal. You would not believe what good therapy a few days in the woods or on the water is for these young men and women. Any help you can give our group is much appreciated.
Again, thanks to all who have served and to those who currently serve. And to my son, Em, who is training and serving right now with the US Army at Fort Bragg, love you man and so proud.