How was your weekend? Mine was great, especially with Memorial Day in there. I’d like to take some time out to thank all of our brave men and women, in any and all branches of the military, who fight to keep us safe every day.
You are appreciated. And it means more than you know, and more than I can express, because it’s a debt of gratitude to you that we can’t repay.
And if you’re current or former military, and you’re reading this, thank you.
On another note, I have relatives who were (or are) veterans. I’d like to take a moment to remember and thank them, because some of them are no longer with us, especially those from the era of World War II.
If you know any veterans from any U.S. war (WWII, Vietnam, Korea, either Gulf, any one), please thank them, and please, PLEASE talk to them. Get their stories, any of them they can remember. As writers, sometimes we wear a chronicler’s hat, and it falls to us to record things. Everyone remembers something valuable, and once those folks are gone, those memories are gone too.
I was going to mention the importance of taking time out to recharge, but it seems rather moot now. Maybe we can talk about that later.
I will say that I think the stories we write, and the stories we live through, are important, but the stories that we hear (and record) that come from others, may be more important.
The written word is a powerful thing.
Until next time,