A day after Memorial Day GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, missed out on Monday because I was having an awesome time with friends and sleeping in! No apologies either!
Tech Talk Tuesday Ed-vise today
It was in 1966 that the feds recognized Waterloo, New York (of all places) as the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. That despite records that showed in 1866 a group of former slaves in South Carolina held the first Memorial Day.
I had a great time at New Dragon Vineyard (https://www.dragons.wine/). Met up with some old war buddies and just enjoyed the day reflecting on my friends and family and just being with my wife. Even if my allergies kicked my ass after I left.
In the headlines there is talk, usually from those who did not serve, about Memorial Day losing it’s meaning. As a veteran, I would totally disagree with that, AND, as a friend of some of the fallen, they would disagree as well.
The idea of Memorial Day losing it’s meaning, probably comes from the fact that some believe the day should be spent in complete silence and reverence with somber parades and flag ceremonies. Taps, Star Spangled Banner, etc., etc.
Those that I knew who fell would much rather have you all at a BBQ with friends and family. Or sitting at a winery enjoying the presence of old war buddies. Talking shit about each other and having genuine laughs!
Remember the fallen by enjoying life. That’s what they would want, that’s what they did. I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember a half man, half horse in a crowd, is the CENTAUR of attention! Mic Drop…boom!