Remember The Sacrifice of Our Soldiers Today

Today is #MemorialDay, a time to remember fallen comrades who died defending freedom. On this day and #VeteransDay, I recall my father, Dale Anderson, who served 35 years in the #Army. He fought in the South Pacific during WWII, in Korea during the war there, and had two tours in #Vietnam. It was possible only because he had a break in service. The man saw a lot of combat. He and I overlapped in Vietnam by six months. Last year, I had a nice e-mail from someone who had met him in the service.

I also remember my uncle Monte who I was named after. He fought and died in the South Pacific during WWII and his body was never recovered. I hope someday that his dog tags show up. Last week I attended the retirement ceremony of my son, LTC Monte Anderson, who retired from the Air Force after 24 years. He saw a lot of combat too. My grandson, Monte Anderson also attended. That’s three Montes named after my uncle. Funny thing is, it was his nick name not his real name.

I am remembering several friends and classmates who died in Vietnam. It’s good to remember their sacrifice. We should all pause for a minute during our barbeques and picnics to remember what today is all about. Happy Memorial Day.

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