Memorial Day — Not A Normal Post

Memorial Day-- Not a normal post

I’m not going to write a normal post today.

I can’t.

It’s Memorial Day. A day that should be spent with your families, not reading blog posts online.

Memorial Day, for Americans, is a special day, dedicated to those who have given their lives, serving this country. It’s a day to be revered and respected.

Have a moment of silence for those who have passed. Take the time to walk up to veterans and soldiers and thank them for their services.

I learned a lot about the military, being a Sea Cadet. And this is important.

We’re lucky to have the freedom we have. We should be grateful and respectful.

Thank you to those who give of their lives, serving and protecting this country. Thank you for the sacrifices you make every day.

If you’ve lost a loved one, I want to thank you, too. Honestly. I have the highest regard for you. You were a part of someone’s life who was special, committed, and a fighter.

Thank you, all.

And please, for the rest of us, even though this will be a day spent with families and barbecue (which is all great!), please don’t forget the real reason of Memorial Day.

Remember, respect, and be thankful.

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Remembering 9/11 – My Original Speech

Three years ago, through Sea Cadets, I was asked to give a speech on 9/11. We preformed a color guard, a flag ceremony, and the national anthem at The Tyler Mall in Riverside, CA, and at Bass Pro Shops in Victoria Gardens, CA. Below is a copy of the original speech I delivered that day. I was sixteen.

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The picture above is not my own.

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After our Superstart Breakfast this morning at 8am, we loaded up the van and headed out to Amarillo, Texas! From this point forward, we are going to places and states neither of the three of us have ever been, which has to make it ten times more exciting. I feel like a real traveler.

We munched down cereal, waffles, and oatmeal, before saying goodbye to Super 8, with it’s broken cycling machine and doors that don’t lock. (It is right by Roller City, however, if that peaks your interest.)