Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

While so many Americans are busy enjoying the weather, grilling and barbequing or watching major sporting events, we should remember what Memorial Day is all about.

Remember those who fought in defense of the nation and those who made the supreme sacrifice. Words cannot fully explain what these men and women have left behind - both in terms of the loss to their family and friends, and what a grateful nation has gained from defending the freedoms that many still take for granted despite being born from the blood, sweat, and tears of these men and women.

Taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 3/2005.

Iwo Jima Memorial at night. Taken March 2005.

I've posted a number of clips showing some of our nation's finest soldiers, sailors, and Marines doing precision maneuvers with either their rifles or in their aircraft.

The US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon

The US Navy Blue Angels

The US Air Force Thunderbirds

The US Army Silent Drill Team

So, while many of us sit back and enjoy the barbecues, the Indy 500, and other sporting events, take a few moments to remember all those who served and made it possible.

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