Today we honor those Americans who fell in battle.
The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. -Aaron Kilbourn
I’ll visit a grave later this afternoon. And while the man in that grave didn’t die in battle, I think it is still safe to say he is an American Hero. Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross.
And he was lucky. He had almost 40 years before he was called to the sound of the guns. And having survived his tour, he enjoyed another almost four decades.
Not bad for a kid from a one mule red dirt farm.
Enjoy this day, revel in it.
For them who cannot.