Having served many years in the military, Memorial Day has a special meaning for me. While I never served in combat, my son, Eric has served two tours in Iraq and is currently serving a tour in Afghanistan. So I am very much aware of, and sensitive to, the sacrifices the members of the military make on a daily basis.
Irrespective of any political opinions you may have about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I encourage you to take a moment on Memorial Day to remember and honor the men and women serving in the military, and in particular those who have served and never returned.
My son Eric William Schafer on his current tour in Afghanistan.