Best wishes to all on this Memorial Day. It is a sobering holiday as we think of all of the brave men and women that we have lost around the world. I went this morning for dawn hike on Billy Goat trail for a quiet start of the day as the sun was coming up over the Potomac. It was glorious.
My family was fortunate to have my father, Jack Turley, make it back from the Pacific in World War II. So many did not. It is hard to articulate the debt that we owe those families of the soldiers, sailors, Marines, coast guardsmen, airmen, and Merchant Marines who gave “the last full measure of devotion” to this country. We always make sure that our kids do not think of this day as simply another free school day but rather a time to remember those who gave so much to us and our country.
Thank you to all of our contributors and regulars who have served or have children or spouses serving this country. Best wishes for a safe and joyful holiday.