Memorial Day thoughts & prayers: Today we honor and commemorate all of our fallen military warriors. Memorial day holds a special meaning for all of us, and for the families of the fallen it provides a profoundly proud and yet painful remembrance.My father fought and was wounded in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge. I served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. I am also an honorary Marine. My brother, Aaron, served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Our brother, Wieland, served in the U.S. Army as well in Vietnam, where he paid the ultimate price on June 3, 1970. (His name is etched among the 58,000 fallen service men and women on the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington, D.C.) Wieland was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with “V” Device (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for his heroism on Aug. 27, 1970.
Please keep our military men and women (and their families) who have and are serving our country, in your prayers.