Monday, May 28, 2007

Thinking of them.......my heros.......


Each generations has it's war it seems.....your grandfather had his and your father had one too......my generation had Vietnam. Year after year the foundation of our freedom continues to grow from those who laid down their life so we could live ours in freedom.....it's just that simple.

Doesn't matter if you are for it or against it.....the outcome to some families are just the same. The most interesting memorial I have ever stood in front of is the one in downtown Washington located just across the street from the Federal Reserve bulding and short walk from the Lincoln Memorial on a busy busy Constitution Ave. You have to walk down the path to view the 58,000 plus names on "THE WALL" and the street noise seems to disappear and it becomes very quiet and somber. My advice is not to go on a day when it's raining......as the rain hits the black polished granite and runs down the face of the wall, the wall gives the appearance that it's crying tears of sorrow......very emotional to say the least.

But after looking for a while you find the name of your friend.....there it is engraved in cold granite and the emotions come to the surface as your head drops against the wall.....the tears flow as your hand moves across his name. There isn't just one name there that you knew.....so the process continues until you have found them all.......your wife and kids understand....or at least they try, but no one understands......no one will ever truly understand............and it will always be inside, for the middle of the night when you can't sleep, for when you hear Born to be Wild on the radio and the memories come flooding back....some one tells an old joke but you can't laugh because you can't forget.....until it's your time to rest.

Today's generation is no different...the results will be no different...the pain for those will be no different either. Have you hugged a VET today?????????? Have you given thanks for what "YOU" have...before you and your family sat down to a bar-b-que and laughed and told stories and enjoyed a beautiful day?????????

2 comments:

wildpitbull said...

Well said, Dennis, Well said.
Thank you.

wildpitbull said...

Well said, Dennis, Well said.

Thank you