When I look in the mirror and I see myself wearing this uniform I see all of the brave men and women that came before me wearing this exact same uniform. I take a look at myself and I am proud to be able to wear the same uniform as them. Today we honor the hero’s that gave everything they had to defend our country and to make sure that we can live a life of freedom. We all come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs but the great part about this country is that we are free to believe what we want because of those that fought for our freedom. That’s why I never want to forget.
Some of them were younger than me. Some of them not even 18 years old yet but they still gave everything they had to protect their friends, family and their country. There’s a quote that I’d like to share with you. It goes like this; “All gave some, some gave all.”
This is why it is important to remember and to be thankful for what we have in life. Thankful to be able to live to see another day. I hope you all have a great Memorial Day and while we celebrate remember why we are celebrating.
USS Texas (BB-35) and USS New York (BB-34) passing by an iceberg near Belle Isle, off the coast of Canada.
Photographed sometime between June 17 and July 20, 1939.
View from the starboard side of USS Yorktown (CV-10), while underway in the Atlantic in June 1943.
"Note rainbow amid the spray, radio direction finder loop and 20mm guns on island, and retractable radio antennas alongside the flight deck."
Crew watch as bombs explode astern of the carrier, during a bombing practice for her air group.
NHHC: 80-G-K-15251, 80-G-K-15252, 80-G-K-14773
USS Hornet (CV-12) underway near Okinawa, on March 27, 1945.
Note: she is painted in Measure 33, Design 3a.
Hill Air Force Base