Monday, May 28, 2012

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - Memorial Day

It's easy to ignore what today is all about. But while your scarfing your bar-b-que and slamming down your beer I want you to think about the warriors who have died today.

The latest fallen hero:

Army 2nd Lt. Travis A. Morgado May 23, 2010 OEF

There have been 25 deaths in Afghanistan in the month of May alone.

Click here to read about the fallen.

I ask you to take the time to click and read about each and every warrior that is posted on this site. It lists all of the fallen heroes from Operation New Dawn, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Even if you just go to this site and scroll through until your heart hurts I know that the next time you look at the American Flag flying you'll have a different perspective.

When it flies in the air free and in it's glory be proud, those red stripes are equal to blood and the stars could be souls.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - Memorial Day 2012

The journey of writing this book is only half over. I began it almost two years ago with a simple idea. I wanted to let our troops know that average, everyday people appreciate them for who they are.

I've met and talked with so many warriors, in the hundreds, and each one has been unique, yet the same. They all are part of a unit, a platoon, a battalion, a division and will take a bullet for whomever is standing next to them and for you and me here at home.

Memorial Day is a special day set aside to honor those that give service to their country. But like any day you can always thank a Veteran or a warrior in uniform. It's pretty easy, you just walk up and say thank you. You'd be surprised at what a smile it puts on their face, just to know a stranger has taken the time...a mere moment to thank them.

"“He is fighting for his life, and killing now for him is as much a profession as writing is for me.”
Ernie Pyle