On Memorial Day, I attended the
services at the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks cemetary for the fourth
year. They hold a nice service to remember that freedom is not free,
honor the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice. They came from all
walks of life and served in each of the five branches of the US
Military. From a personal perspective, it is a time for me to reflect
on my service and remember the men that I knew that have died.
This year, several local boys were
remembered who had fallen in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It was comforting to know that there was a large group of people
on-hand that day who will not forget their sacrifice.
We all live with the hope that
someday, wars will be obsolete and we won't have to send our boys
halfway around the world into harms way. Until that day comes, it makes
me proud to know that there are still young men who answer the call to
serve this great nation. So to all my fellow veterans and serving
military members, thanks. The Garden of Honor at Pierce
Brothers Valley Oaks
Flag masts in the garden of honor,
and small flags for the veterans. It was somber and sobering to see the
flags over the graves of the veterans.
An F-16 from Edwards AFB make a
Memorial Day flyover for the service.
Condor Flight, based in Van Nuys also
did a flyby with 10 vintage WWII trainers.
Doves of peace released during the
Doves flying over the garden of honor.
The rest of the pictures will be like
this, to help remember the fallen, and the rest of my brother veterans
that have passed before me. Gentlemen, I salute you. Thanks.
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