Happy Memorial Day team! Hard to believe that another sum- mer is heading our way but that is the truth. I know you like me take Memorial Day a bit more seriously than our civilian coun- terparts. It is a very important day when we take a moment to remember the lives and sacrifices of so many young men and women that gave their last full measure in defense of our beloved country. I hope you have a great day and remember to educate our civilian brothers and sisters on the sacrifices of so many, the day has to be more than cookouts and cold beer.

I like to remember a young Ranger named George Olsen who was writing a letter to his hippie girlfriend Red in Berkley California in 1971. He was writing his letter in a radio relay tower in Chu Lai province in Vietnam and was trying to explain why he was in Vietnam. The words he wrote to her have stuck with me for over thirty years when I first read them. In his letter he wrote, “I truly envy the honest pacifist who can stay home and not take part in this conflict, I wish I could do the same. But the pacifist ideal cannot drive one burning objection to it from my mind. The fact that any pacifist can live in an orderly society is because someone, be they police or Soldiers are taking the risks to keep the wolves away. 
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