I believe i might have seen one of our own on the news today.. Both Fox and CNN covered the "bugles across America" that our own LLE is a member of.. Fox had an interview with the individual who started this organization, Gentleman named Day, an ex Marine who gives in excess of 10K dollars ever year to insure that all vets have a bugler available to actually play those 24 notes at his or her funeral.. Due to budget issues the VA, and Government only insure that a tape be made available..
Both networks showed a montage of Military funerals, and at 11:45 mt time CNN showed a bugler from L profile that was the spiting image of LEE's picture on his profile page.. I'm sure that considering the number of individuals who give of thier time to do this, and the tendency for all of us "seniors" to resemble each other..(will be polite and leave it at the grey hair) that it might very well have been someone else.. Maybe i just want it to be LLE as we have all read that post on the 24 notes.
I know that everyone of us, regardless of whether or not were Veterans have the same appreciation of the sacrifices made by those who gave "all". That's one of the reasons i love this site, and all of you like brothers.. You guys make me so proud to be your friend simply because you honestly care about these things that matter so much to us.
A few weeks ago i backed away from the whole "Chaplain" thing, I know we were kidding around about the whole issue, and i was responsible for it..Fact is that when it came time to seriously consider the implications of the whole thing, I decided that i honor the "real deal" Chaplains to much to in anyway be responsible for posting something that could either dishonor them, or dishonor those who really do give of themselves.. The "bugles across America" project is a perfect example of people who honestly give, and who really are heroes.
I hope to always be your friend, and call me what ever you want from greg, to padregreg, to shit head..They all work.. As lucky said we don't name ourselves, others do.. So heres to raising our glasses in a toast to those made the ultimate sacrifice. The individual that started the "bugles" project, Mr Day said it best .. "When taps are played i like to think its a signal to those Marines up there who are guarding the streets of heaven.. Let this one in"..
God bless all of you and your familys, and God bless all of them we remember today.
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
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