Friday, June 30, 2006

Celebrate Independence, and Remember the Fallen

I'll be out of town for a few days, and want to wish you all a very safe weekend. In the midst of the celebrating, the BBQs and fireworks, keep in mind the core meaning of Independence Day. Our history as a country may be short on some scales, but it is rich and strong ... reflecting our love of freedom. Wave your flags proudly, and thank every service member and veteran you can find!

Celebrate Independence!

Freedom isn't free, as every Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman and Coast Guardsman knows.

Matt at Blackfive posts a video from the memorial service for SPC David Babineau, PFC Kristian Menchaca and PFC Thomas Tucker.

The Armorer of Castle Argghhh introduces us to Pfc David Nicholas Crombie.

Their names are part of our history -- reminding us of the real cost being paid every day by our serving men and women. Celebrate in their memory ... Happy Independence Day!