Monday, May 30, 2011
Vietnam Veterans + The Wall = Memorial Day
Yesterday, I had the huge honor of riding Rolling Thunder for the second year in a row, as a Blue Star VIP. Shay's Ma and I have decided this is our yearly tradition. There are so many photos to post and words to share... on a new day.
Today is about our Fallen. Today is all about paying tribute to the brave men and women who have served our Nation proudly, and who have paid the ultimate price. Today is about the families missing these warriors. Today is about Brotherhood in Arms... a Camaraderie most of us know nothing about.
I've been to The Wall countless times. It is truly walking on hallowed ground. The Wall is the one Memorial in DC, where there is silence. For me, there is a peaceful haunting as I look at the countless names. As I watch Vietnam Vets stand together reading the name of a buddy, or etching a name with a pencil... it's hard to choke back tears. Every name on The Wall has a face.
May Almighty God Bless those who have Fallen in War.
May Almighty God comfort their families and Fellow Soldiers.
May We Never Forget!