Today we celebrate those who came home and remember the ones who did not. This day of remembrance holds more of a special place in my heart as the years go by and I find comfort here on this day today.
After 1991, upon coning home and many years after I could not stand alone very well on this day, due to my insulation and isolation. Today I realize that it was my insistence upon doing it all on my own that was the making of my downfall.
I lost a friend yesterday, his life was taken from him. I can remember his laugh, his good natured personality, he would help anyone who asked and he died by himself.
Today I am going to go to school wearing my veterans hat and later go to dinner with some friends and remember the ones who have fallen and will never again stand alone.