Sunday, June 08, 2008

To Remind me of the Price of Freedom

I have been wearing the same bracelet since August,1971, with the exception of a 2 year period after the Vietnam War ended at which time I felt that I should continue wearing it as the servicemember was still listed as MIA and have done so to the present. Although I didn't serve personally, I do have a number of friends who served in 'Nam and my father died in 1970 of natural causes while on active duty with the Air Force.  Also, a friend was badly burned in the attack at the Pentagon on 9/11.  As my bracelet has now started to develop a split or crack, I have ordered a new one with the same name and intend to send the old one to the family.  At this point, I have been wearing one so long that it has become a part of me and look at it at least once a day to remind me of the price of freedom and to honor our veterans and their sacrifices that they never be forgotten.

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