To many, the Memorial Day holiday weekend marks the beginning of the summer season. Some people forget the historical significance, which should be all the more important to us as a country entering the 8th year of the “overseas contingency operations”, formerly known as the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
As some may know, I’m a Michigan Army National Guardsman. I know people who have been killed in the Global War on Terror. Although I didn’t know him, one Guardsman is from the city I live in. We must remember those who are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Their service is not political, regardless of your views on the current conflict.
Update: This video sums it all up.