I wanted to say something due to the fact my grandfather and great-uncle served WWII for the US, my dad's best friend lost his sight in Korea during the Korean war, my dad lost a cousin in Vietnam, my aunt served during the cold war, I have a friend who served the 1991 Gulf War and I have friends who have been in Afghanistan and Iraq- that I respect the sacrafices they have made for the United States.
I am saying this only cause it's Memorial Day in the states and given how military operations are now subject to controversy- I wanted to pay my respects for those here on ADISC who have served their country. If not for my disabilities, I would have gone Navy straight out of high school for four years and then joined the California Highway Patrol even though I am from Ohio-
Memorial Day makes me think of sacrafices and how to respect those who have served and lost their lives for their country no matter where in the world. Whether it be Russia, England, France and any other country.
I know military operations are controversial and I am fully prepared for any negative comments but having relations and friends who have worn a uniform in service of their country- I have to pay my respects to that. No matter the negative consequences or whatever- To all who have served I salute you on this Memorial Day-
Stands up and salutes-