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Tomb of the Unknowns (via FLICKR: Tony the Misfit)


I will try to say very little here...

Over the past few years it has been in vogue to take the time to publicly pay homage to our military personal who have served and who currently serve but especially those who gave their lives in service to their country.

For me to have seen our country openly embrace our armed forces after many years of apathy has been great to watch. Especially after years of ignoring the sacrifices that our men and women in uniform have made.

Everyone will reflect in their own way today. My thoughts will be on one friend who I lost very early on my Navy career.

I have said it numerous times before...my military career was unremarkable. I got what I wanted out of my service and the Navy got what they expected in return. The Navy and I settled up twenty years ago this month.

We're even...

But most important, I am happy to see our country go out of their way to openly support our service members after nary a glance for many years. The world is a much different place now and the stakes, along with the sacrifices these men and women make are a lot different than when I was serving.

My heart goes out to them.

I will leave it at that...