Today is the day that most of us get to not work to observe Memorial Day. I was never in the military and really, very few people in my family have been in the military. My dad had ulcers and didn’t go to Vietnam when his number came up. His father was training to be a gunner on bombers when we dropped the A-Bombs on Japan, so he didn’t get too far out of training before the whole thing was called off. My mom’s father had been in an industrial accident that left his legs scarred, so he we not taken for service in WW II.
Still, I know many veterans and I’m thankful for their service and their sacrifices.
Among those thousands of men and women are scores of anglers and some of the folks in Baghdad even started a fly fishing club. Pretty cool stuff.
Thanks for your service.