Memorial day

To many, today is a day off work and a chance for a get away during a three-day weekend.

For veterans and those who have lost a loved one in combat, today is a day to remember and pay tribute to those we lost.

I lost a friend overseas and two more here at home.

Today I’m headed to Arlington to pay tribute to all the men and women who gave their lives. I was lucky enough to come home; many were not.

So while you enjoy the day off work, take some time to remember why we have this holiday and thank a veteran.

P.S. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America are encouraging everyone to #GoSilent at 12:01pm today in honor of veterans. You can pledge your minute of silence in honor of a veteran you know or veterans as a whole. You can check it out on @IAVA’s twitter page or their wedsite.

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