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Memorial Day

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

For quite a while now I’ve been receiving occasional messages from an email address I didn’t recognize with reference to having been sent an “ecard”.  First off, I’m not high on the ecard thing — for me the advertising surrounding them is basically a turnoff.

Anyway, yesterday I decided to send an email to the unknown sender asking “Who are you?”, and was pleased to have received an answer – short and simple – giving name, location, business – and that he is a retired Navy veteran.   This peaked my interest since his residence was in the area of my inlaws, so I followed up on his reply telling him of my Navy experience and that since I had found that he was “legit” I figured on checking out the latest ecard he’d sent.

The fact that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S. had escaped my consciousness up until 2 days ago.  His “ecard” was a reminder to “Remember. Honor. Celebrate” this weekend — what a perfect gift from this unknown veteran.  I seldom take any time to reflect upon my early Navy days, nor the sacrifices that they were.  (I spent 7-1/2 years in the U.S. Navy).