With my respect and gratitude, LCDR Alexandra Hobson, USN, Retired
May 26, 2008
A TIME FOR REMEMBRANCE
Memorial Day is a day for us to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country. I think many people forget that it is not "just a day off" or "a vacation from school", but a day to thank those men and women of the Armed Forces who face challenges and danger in faraway places so that we may live in safety here at home. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Kosovo, The Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq are all significant in that millions of men and women have died protecting our freedom. Right now, there are over 180,000 military men in women fighting the war in Iraq and over 29,000 in Afghanistan, many of whom will spend more than a year away from their families. Over 4,100 men and women have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting this war. So, today, I ask that you remember them, what they have given of themselves, think of their families, and give them their due. It's the least we can do. Happy Memorial Day - God Bless our Troops!