This weekend we remember our fallen on what we call Memorial Day. Sadly, unlike in the UK where on November 11 at 1100 the nation pauses to actually honor its dead, we in America seem to be losing any real sense of what the day means as our fellow Americans head to the beach, lake or backyard for gleeful picnics with precious few of them having a clue why they get Monday off. Each year it seems there are more and more traditional parades and other remembrances canceled for lack of interest or support. Without my usual apologies for posting things that either have a connection to my faith or too much "flag waving" that seems to offend my British cousins so easily, I post this in honor of our fallen and especially those Marines and Navy corpsmen who I was privileged to lead into harm's way and who paid the ultimate price for the very freedoms that our so many in our nation now take wholly for granted. As long as I have breath, their sacrifice will not be forgotten or diminished. Semper Fidelis and RIP Joe, "Ski," Ron, "Doc," "Chief," "Lobo," Ben, "Short Round," "Dog Man," and "Herc." As the Gunny hopefully told you when he arrived last year he and I did our best to get you all home but it was not to be. Keep a tight 360 with LPs well out until I join you at the RP.