• Memorial Day - slabsrus

    I am not sure if this is something you would like to share for this Memorial Day weekend or not. If so please feel free to post it. The video is something I wrote and edited and speak the narrative. The young Marine at the end is my middle son, who is now out of the service and living back at home. He made it home safe but is definitely scarred. PTSD is a terrible thing and hurts to see what all these men, from all the wars through the ages are going through. I recently had the pleasure to speak with two Korean War veterans who both spoke openly about there life long battle with PTSD, of course it has only been recently that there illness was officially labeled and they are starting to understand it. The drawing, well I guess it speaks for itself.

    If you want to post it, I thought maybe you could use the paragraph below.

    As I sit in my office on this Friday of Memorial Day weekend, my mind is filled with thoughts of family and friends who have served this great nation. I am proud of each and everyone of them. To all who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces I say thank you. To all who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live this great life, I am forever grateful and hope that someday I can thank you personally. And though I may not always agree with some of the things that are going on in this country, it is because of you that I am proud to say that I am an American. Thank you all and God Bless the USA.

    "Brought Tears To My Eyes" Slab
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. eric 3501's Avatar
      eric 3501 -
      Very Heart Warming. Though there are words that come to mind to say THANK YOU to my fellow VETRANS, There is nothing that feels worthy enough for the gratitude I feel in my heart. We have covered each others backs in firefights, fighting toe to toe with the enemy, have even argued with each other on different opinions on some topics that really didn't mean anything just to relieve some tension of frustrations of an enemy that would rather set out an IUD than come face us in battle. Many of our friends, and fellow comrades in arms were not lucky enough to make it back alive. I HOLD these MEN AND WOMEN close to my heart, for they gave the ultimate sacrifice.In all and to all, I say, THANK YOU.
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Very moving
    1. cricket george's Avatar
      cricket george -
      A job well done
    1. "D"'s Avatar
      "D" -
      Thank you for this post. And thank you to all who made the ultimate sacrifice.
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
      that was well done
    1. bee's Avatar
      bee -
      Thanks. Post like this are a blessing.
    1. NYHellbender's Avatar
      NYHellbender -
      Touching - Very nice
    1. jackie53's Avatar
      jackie53 -
      Some gave some!!! Some gave all!!! and some are still giving!!! Their,s only one place better and thats Heaven!!! Thanks!!!
    1. CCcrappiejohn's Avatar
      CCcrappiejohn -
      Thank you for caring, generating this and taking the time to share.
      again thanks from another veteran..
    1. MSGCANNON's Avatar
      Very touching and so so true!
    1. Speed1's Avatar
      Speed1 -
      Very well done Sir, I would like to say thank you to all the men and women in the military, past and present, for you are the true HERO'S of this great nation, I truly appreciate your service, may God Bless You and keep you safe.
    1. Rsw's Avatar
      Rsw -
      Thank you sir, very touching. Thank you to all the men and women who serve our country. God bless the ones that have served before them. Without your sacrifice, God only knows where we would be today!
    1. Eaglehorse's Avatar
      Eaglehorse -
      Glad your son made it back home . Very well done good sir! I was one of those homeless for a while but now back in the real world by fellow vets that took the trouble to care and support. Thank you to all who served!!!
    1. ronetone's Avatar
      ronetone -
      touching video
    1. dfar's Avatar
      dfar -
      Very well done Sir. Thanks to your son for his service. May God bless all.
    1. coyote419's Avatar
      coyote419 -
      Thanks for reminding us what this day is really about. Nice Video
    1. pesce's Avatar
      pesce -
      Thank you, great video and for the service to all who keep our country free.
      ( Elect only Veterans for the Glory and not the power)
    1. Hanr3's Avatar
      Hanr3 -