Today in the United States we take a break from daily living to honor those who have sacrificed so that we can enjoy the freedoms we take for granted. As an Air Force Brat myself, growing up surrounded by men and women who chose the military as a career I can only say it is a life style of disciple. I am not sure about the rest of you but presently in our guild we have several members who are currently serving in our armed forces and I just want to take this time to send a shot out to them.
To Sharky and Cryo, our Seabees, your dedication is amazing. We are all so thankful that you are home safe at the moment but know that at any time you could be called away to take care of some other crisis and our prayers are with you.
Thex, you are still trying to settle in Japan after your recent transfer. We anxiously await when you will be back pounding the keyboards so hard we can hear it over vent. Your work with new recruits has had a profound impact and as you prepare for your up coming retirement we can only hope we will get to spend even more time with you.
Zan, at present you are serving in Iraq and your wife and mother thankful keep us updated on your well being. We will continue to keep you in our prayers, awaiting your safe return. Keep working hard and come home soon.
In addition to these we have many others such as Steely and Lomaxx who served in the past. While the two I mentioned have recently been experiencing some health issues they are missed greatly when unable to log on, I don't want to forget to mention them.
Take the time this weekend to call up anyone you know who serves in the armed forces and tell them thank you for all they do. If you know someone who served in the past, encourage them to tell you about what they did. So many of those stories get lost in time. In your guild if you know of anyone serving take the time to encourage them. Most of all remember, today is more than a great day for a BBQ, it is a time to commemorate the greatest among us.