^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ So TRUE. I asked my 14 year old Grand daughter if she knew what Memorial Day means and her response was to cut loose and have fun. I told her I was shocked that she didn't know that hundreds of thousands of war fighters died for our freedom and this the day we celebrate them. Her reply, " yeah but that's on Monday, we still have the rest of the weekend!". I would be terribly upset with that answer but it reflects an entire society's way of thinking. It really is kind of sad though.
You're right Bob. I can't believe that this is not taught in school. I don't mean they should make it a course; but every kid should know what their freedom cost. My 11 and 14 yr old granddaughters assumed it was a holiday for all who served. I made it a point to explain and now they possibly could pass it to their friends.
USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 1966-1967 Pentagon/White House Courier 1968-1970
Been watching this site and the Allatoona site for almost 3 yrs and kept me from going stir crazy. Not able to do much fishing due to health; but all is well now and am planning to make up for it in the future. Bought a new BassCat in 2013 and don't have but about 4 or 5 hrs on 150 Optimax Pro X/S motor. Still haven't really opened it up; so the jury is still out on this rig. This thing doesn't jump on the pad till about 48mph. I like the power but I also like to cruise without plowing water. Thanks and God Bless to you and all who post. Jerry
God Bless you too, Bubba. USS Brownson DD-868 and NAF Sigonella, Sicily. Radioman I run the Porko Tournaments (got one tonight down here on Toona out Gatewood Boat ramp. If you have insomnia come and see us at weigh-in 2 AM in the morning.
So True.....Memorial Day(Originally called Decoration Day)is for our Men & Women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. My entire 8 years in the Marine Corp was during peace time and that peace time came at a heavy price. Veterans Day is for all Veterans. I Love my country and would have been there at a moments notice if we would have had the need during my 8 years but like i said it was peace time and peace time doesn't come cheap. God bless The USA and i will never be ashamed of saying that