Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

This is the day that we as a society have set aside to honor the memory of those of us who died in military service.

For myself, I choose to recall my brief fellowship (though we would not have called it such at the time) with AOAN Daniel Cherry, VA-93 aboard the USS Midway, who's contribution to history and our country's way of life ended on a bad October day in 1972.

I cannot now recall what his hopes and aspirations were, or even my own at the time, but his willingness to meet the challenge of the day, whatever that might have been, remains with me still.

That seems a fine contribution, to me, and a worthy example.

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