Time to Cook Steaks and Mourn..

I know, I know....today is the glorious Corps' birthday...and tomorrow is Veteran's Day....and I've had to work BOTH days....anyway...I posted earlier in the week about all of the Marines in my family that I had known and loved...a few of which are here with me tonight in Spirit...and, a few who will NEVER be with me ever again EXCEPT in Spirit...maybe in my dreams, or in some afterlife.....I'm going outside to my grill in a few minutes....tonight's bloggin is done....I'm going to cook a steak, and remember my Father, my Grandfather, my Great Uncle Rob, and my Great Uncle George...they are all vets that I miss greatly....people that I think of every single day of my life....and I miss them..so, you can take this Veteran's Day however you see fit...I, on the other hand, am going to mourn...

I feel worse on Veteran's Day than I do on my Father's birthday, or on the anniversary of the day he died...when I joined the Corps, I looked upon my Father from that day forward as a Brother AND a Father....he was, and will always be my Dad, but he is also my Brother Marine...it is quite difficult to explain..I love him, and I miss him...more and more each day.

G'night

by Eric on November 10, 2003 | Comments(5) | Military Stuff
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It has often frosted my nuts that I have always had to work on Veterans' Day, while federal workers, many of whom never wore the uniform, got the day off. This year is no different. So, with that, I wish you, another vet who has to work on Veterans' Day, a happy Veterans' Day. And, to you and to your relatives who served in the Corps, SEMPER FI.

Jim
U.S. Army Military Intelligence 68-70

posted by: Parkway Rest Stop on November 10, 2003 07:52 PM

Hope you have a good Veteran's day. I also think this should be a day off for all veterans, but we have to work with what we have. Gee, isn't that something we all learned to do while serving this great country?

Love to all of you!

posted by: drc on November 11, 2003 10:03 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty disappointed I have to work today as well. I'm wearing my Dad's leather flight jacket today. With all of his patches. It still says Ensign on it....

Happy Veteren's Day.

posted by: amy on November 11, 2003 11:52 AM

so I can't spell. Happy VeterAn's day

posted by: amy on November 11, 2003 11:53 AM

Please consider yourself *hugged*. (And, if I get your sleeve a little damp...it's just a tear or two you generated, here...)

Thank you...to you and all the other good men in your family.

posted by: Stevie on November 11, 2003 11:19 PM