Posted by Smokey Stover on May 26, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Decoration Day posted by ESC on May 26, 2007
: : : Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
: : : Thousands of kids in uniform, in battle, thinking of going into battle and pissing in their pants.
: : : Just a short prayer if you have the time today.
: : : Thanks.
: : I am praying. And will be signing up for the Operation USO Care Package.
I have long missed the opportunity to salute the flag without hypocrisy, to march with an entire community into the graveyard to decorate the graves of dead soldiers, and to be patriotic without reservations. I haven't prayed in fifty years, but if I did so it would be to express my hope that all America's warriors, young or old, male or female, can quickly and safely find their way home.