I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge that I've been missing for the last couple of days. This was, unfortunately, self inflicted. I originally had content for the last couple of days in the form of a short story that was based on something less than fiction. The intent was to end with the final piece coming out today on Memorial's Day. However, at the last minute, I elected to remove the story and, due to the demands of the weekend, I had nothing to replace it with.
I sincerely apologize.
In short, the story was a piece that revolved around my older brother. I believe I've mentioned him before, but he served as an Army Ranger. The piece I was going to post revolved around a few very real instances for my brother and what he experienced in the name of the American people. However, I elected to remove it because it also ended how his story ended: in his death. I won't go into the finer details, but it was simply something I wrote that it was too tender to release, even a few years later.
With that said, I know that many Americans see this day as a day to barbecue and stay home from work, but I'd like to provide a reminder. Whether you believe in your government or not and whether you agree with what our leadership is doing or not, the boots on the ground are men and women who are willing to put forth their lives in honor of something greater. Remember them and remember everything that they do and remember those that have been lost both in and out of the field of battle.
To all of our Veterans, Thank you. You are remembered. And to any Americans who live beneath their cloak of protection and willingness to give their lives, may you honor them in your own way.
Thank you all, I promise we have more coming soon. I just kind of screwed up my own timestable the last few days.