I survived my remarks at the Hollansburg Memorial Service better than I thought I would, and I thoroughly enjoyed the people I met today.
There were probably 50 or 60 people there… great people who take their Memorial service seriously. I was pleased and proud to be a part of the ceremony.
I also heard some great stories. The one I enjoyed most was the warning that one member of the “firing squad” has a live round… to be used if the speaker goes on too long. I was advised of this several times.
Well, I’m here to post this, so I must have kept my comments within reasonable limits.
I hope they will mean as much to you as they did to me, and to those who thanked me for them afterwards.
Hollansburg Memorial Service, May 31, 2010
I would like to thank Allen Howell and Hollansburg American Legion Post 708 for this honor. I am deeply appreciative of being given the opportunity to speak on behalf of many Americans who take this day to remember those who have served.
Those who have served… Memorial Day… What do those words mean?