Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 148: Operation Honor Wall

Although tomorrow is technically Memorial Day, I think taking an extra day to honor the men and women of the Armed Forces for the ultimate sacrifice they had made is alright, don't you think?  A few years ago, my wife and I took a trip to Washington DC.  Besides navigating through the record snowfall from the Blizzard of 2010, the trip was incredible.  We were able to see the National Symphony Orchestra, visit all of the museums, have the most incredible lobster risotto on Earth, and see the house where some of the most important people in American history have lived (the house where the cast of The Real World: Washington DC lived.  I bet you thought I meant a different house).  However, out of all the different things that we saw during our trip, the attraction that stood out the most to us was the Vietnam Memorial.  I have a cousin that I never knew whose name we found on the wall, joined by 58,272 others that sacrificed their lives for the well-being of others.  The Memorial Day holiday got me thinking about that wall, and how I could honor not just those who fell in Vietnam, but those who gave their lives in all other wars.  After a little research, I came across Operation Honor Wall.  Operation Honor Wall is a place where "grateful Americans can honor our fallen heroes and survivors" by adding an online "inscription" on the wall.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I wrote an inscription thanking not just the soldiers, but the families of those soldiers for the sacrifices they have made to protect my family and friends.  If you have the opportunity, please visit Operation Honor Wall and make a post of your own.

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