A Side of Rice

Hopefully Humorous (and sometimes R-rated) Musings About Life

Red, White and Blue

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Today, Memorial Day 2011, here are the things I am remembering and honoring

In general….

  • the families, who are separated because their loved ones are off defending freedom
  • the soldiers, who protect my freedoms
  • those — in giving the ultimate sacrifice of their life — who now hopefully rest in peace
  • the families of those who gave all. Thank you seems so insignificant.

And a little more close to home….

  • my husband’s cousin Christopher, a naval aviator, now stationed stateside
  • my dad, who opted to retire from the nomadic life of a navy officer in order to begin a family with my mother (insert your own “seaman” joke here)
  • my sister’s husband, who served this country as a Marine and now continues to offer his service as a police officer
  • my Uncle Bill (also my Godfather), who served as a Marine helicopter pilot in Vietnam, retrieving the wounded/deceased under heavy fire. And I honor his wish that we not ask questions or inquire as to what that experience was like for him
  • my Uncle Frank, who served in the Navy and considers his older brother Bill one of his heros
  • my cousin Will, who is following in his father’s footsteps, serving as a Marine helicopter pilot. Right now he is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. And he’s already done two tours in Iraq.

Today I honor and remember them all, with my hero-inspired cake I made. It’s not a lot, but the least I can do. Especially after all they’ve done for me.


Author: A Side of Rice

Married, mom, marketing professional. Loves swearing, pedicures and celebrity meltdowns. Hates making dinner and working the little league concession stand.

One thought on “Red, White and Blue

  1. Lovely, poignant post, Becky.

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