Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day 2013

It's another edition of Memorial Day, which is considered the unofficial kickoff to the summer season in the States.  

But the reason Memorial Day officially exists is because it's the day we commemorate those persons who died while serving in the US Armed Forces.

While this Memorial Day dawns with the knowledge that next year our troops will be coming home from Afghanistan next year, in the interim they will still be fighting and unfortunately dying until then.  

While the major focus of this day is for the people who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving this country, we also take a moment to say thank you to the people who are in our Armed Forces or who have served.

And as TAVA and I will constantly remind you, some of the people who are and have served our country are transgender vets despite the fact that we still can't openly serve our country.  

Hopefully that will change soon.

The last Monday in May has arrived once again, and it's time for us to pause and take a moment to think about all the people who have served in the Armed Forces and given their lives while doing so on battlefields around the world in defense of this nation. 

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