May 27, 2013An Aimfair member sent us a note today. Although its content is specific to those of us who live in the United States, it also reminds us to be thankful for all the other men and women who serve in their respective country's military services to protect their fellow countrymen.
The world we live in today is very different from the one in which most of us grew up. Consequently, we all have to adjust in order to continue enjoying our lives.
That said, we respectfully submit for your review and consideration the comments from one of our fellow members and a speech presented by General John Kelly on May 23, 2013:
Attached is the Memorial Day speech in San Antonio, TX given by SOUTHCOM Commanding General John Kelly, USMC on 23 May 2013. A long read...but worth every word and every minute spent reading it. I urge you to read the speech as you prepare for and celebrate Memorial Day - After all is said and done, it is meant to be much more than "A day off to mark the beginning of the Summer beach and barbecue season."Thank you for sharing your thoughts and General Kelly's speech with us WNS. We all have much to be thankful for, which in large part stems from sacrifices made by members of the military services on our behalf.
This is for those that understand MEMORIAL DAY and for those that don't. we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served...our troops and all those who stand in harms way.
God bless America.
Captain, United States Navy, Retired
Follow this link to read General Kelly's speech: