Eulogy for a Veteran
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
Photo: from History.com, Burial at Sea – 1944
Our Family isn’t considered a “Military Family” but we’ve got it covered for Military Service:
Purple Hearts, Honorable Discharges, ROTC, Military Academies, etc.
Let’s see, a number of DD 214 Alumni and a some active duty members:
Air Force (Korea)
Army (Vietnam, after Vietnam)
Navy (WWII, Vietnam, after Vietnam, current)
Marine Corps (Korea, Gulf War, current)
Merchant Marines (WWII)
Coast Guard (current)
Military Spouses (former, current)
Good Morning and Thank You to those who served our country.
I realized that a Great Athlete is not only the one who wins the Olympics.
It’s the one who recognizes the potential in his or her teammates or competitors and makes them better.
The Gentleman who started the gym is a Great Athlete.
And the patrons have become Great Athletes.
This is the point of working out.
This is the point of Sports.
This is the point of Life.
Be better, help make someone better.