Thank You GaryOak for making this post. I was thinking about this yesterday but, I had been so busy I had not had the time to make the post. But, you did well done and nice video
This year was my father and I's turn to clean our family's graves/tombstones up for Memorial Day and place wreaths,flowers and flags which we have worked on for the last several days. Also I am going to drive my car in the annual Memorial Day Parade in just a few hours which I have been getting ready for as well.
I hope everyone who celebrates this holiday has a very safe weekend as well.
Now I would like to remember a few of my fighting brothers from the U.S.S. Saratoga CV-60 who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.
LCDR Michael Scott Speicher
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the recovery of his remains he was the first American casualty of the Gulf War ( Operation Dessert Shield / Storm). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Speicher
Airman Apprentice Christopher B. Brown and Airman Apprentice Darrell K. Brown Twin brothers.
Seaman Monray C. Carrington
Airman Larry M. Clark
Signalman 3rd Class Delwin Delgado
Fireman Wilton L. Huyghue
Fire Control Technician 3rd Class Timothy J. Jackson
Airman Brent A. McCreight
Airman Apprentice Randy L. Neel
Data Systems Technician 3rd Class Matthew J. Schiedler
Disbursing Clerk 3rd Class Timothy B. Seay
Mess Management Specialist Apprentice Jeffrey A. Settimi
Fire Control Technician Chief Jeffrey W. Shukers
Mess Management Specialist 2nd Class Philip L. Wilkinson
R.I.P It's been 24 years but none of you are forgotten.
Thanks to not only my brothers above but, to all those who have sacrificed in the name of freedom.
In the Netherlands we don't have a day like Memorial Day, but we do have a similar day and we call it Libaration Day, which is celebrated on the 5th of May .... it is the day that the Germans signed the surrender in the Netherlands
We do remember all militairy men and woman wich left their lives for our freedom...
The King and Queen are laying wreaths at the monument in Amsterdam, which is called "de Dam"
exactly at 20.00hrs we hold two minutes of silence to remember all those people...