- Aug 1, 2009
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Still going is it? Hey guys! Glad to see the old gang is here and I hope you had a meaningful Memorial Day. Sorry I haven't been around much the past few years. It's been a long climb back from losing Mrs Sarge at the end of 2012, and raising a little Mini Me Mrs Sarge has kept me busy. She's 15 now but has the social schedule of someone that has a drivers license, only she doesn't have a license. And frankly, with the current state of the NFL, I haven't even watched a game in a season and a half. All those POS's can kneel or do what they want, but I don't have to watch it or help support their lifestyle. Not tuning into football kinda makes going to a football message board kinds moot.
So, how has everyone been? Let me know what's going on. Who knows, after Little Sarge is out the door, I might have a little more time to visit. Take care guys!
Thanks for the post brother! I often tell people, there are countless ways to serve. If you or a relative have taught, coached, been in law enforcement, served as a healthcare provider, been a first responder, or volunteered in any capacity - you have absolutely 'served'. One regret in my life - I know next to nothing about my grandfather (my Dad's father). He divorced my Dad's mom when my Dad was just a little kid but went on to serve in WW2 in Patton's tank brigade in North Africa, Sicily, and France. He survived the war, only to come home and contract polio the same year he returned. He died soon thereafter. My Dad was only 10 years old and suffered from that void his whole life.
Well, it was the same pilgrimage I've taken every year since my father passed away 10 years ago for me and my family today. On Memorial Day every year, we pack up the Excursion and head down to Arlington National Cemetery where we visit my father, then meander our way around the cemetery to recognize the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
My oldest is now starting to get it...with his very limited 7 year old understanding. He's just proud to know his paca (grandfather) was a Marine. Like you Dude, I wish I'd served in the US Marine like my father before me.
Here my kids sit before his remains. I will make sure they know him, and understand why we honor those who gave all for us.
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And oh yeah...miss you Sarge!
My great Uncle Joe died in Italy so I never got to meet him, My great uncle Charlie was a major influence in my life, here is the news story that ran after he passed. its kind of sad, he served as a scout/sniper right up until they reached germany, he was a funny little guy who always helped anyone who asked.