It's Memorial Day, and I hope between the picnics and fun, Americans take a moment to remember those who protect us and our freedom. And especially remember those who died defending and protecting us. I'm changing it up again this week to honor all the past, present, and future soldiers with this Toby Keith song:
Not so much about the actual music today, but I love country music and Toby Keith.
Though it's not as common where I grew up as in other areas of the country, I've had a number of friends join the US Military in some capacity. My father was in the army and both my grandfathers were as well. My grandpa did everything he could to join and I know he was in Korea and did a lot of dangerous work looking for bombs on bridges because of his engineering background. My Opa joined after moving here from Germany to become a US citizen and even was stationed as a US soldier in Germany for a while.
I'm lucky that none of my close friends and family have died or been seriously injured while serving in the Armed Forces, but it's important to remember all of those soldiers who have.