Carwood Lipton, Don Malarkey, Dick Winters at the grave of Skip Muck.
Happy Memorial Day!
In honor of those who have fallen, who gave their all in defense of this country, who never came home, we set aside this day. May we never forget the cost of freedom, the cost of defending our country. May we never forget these real heroes.
These images show heroes that are close to my heart, but there are not enough minutes in the day to honor all who paid the ultimate price.
Many of you know I’m a huge Band of Brothers fan. On Saturday we lost one more of these few remaining heroes. My heart goes out to his family during this time of loss and I hope the Lord uses it to effectively call his own as they ponder the shortness of even this great man’s life. I’m thankful that I had the honor of even knowing this man’s name and parts of his story. I’m thankful for his sacrifice for our country.
When I went in, I was eighteen. I thought it was all glory and you win lots of medals. You think you’re going to be the guy. Then you find out the cost is very great. Especially when you don’t see the kids you were with when you went in. Living with it can be hell. It’s like the devil presides in you. I knew what I sighed up for, yes, and I would do it again. But the reality of war—words can’t begin to describe it. – Bill Guarnere
“I treasure my remark to a grandson who asked, “Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?” “No”, I answered, “But I served in a company of heroes”.” – Dick Winters