Re: Today is Memorial Day.
I don't have any problem with those having cook-outs, gatherings, or festivals of any sort. If they chose not to reflect, for a moment, on the meaning behind the day's historical significance, well that's on them. I have more than a dozen former shipmates who are no longer here. Two died while still in service, and neither due to hostile action. But I take time, reflect, and then move on.
Pick it up. If you can't pick it up,
paint it. If you can't paint it,
give it a name.
- a Boatswain's Mate