I don't know about where you are, but here in New England it is a picture-perfect fall day. It's a holiday. I've seen many people out enjoying the day - walking, biking, playing ball across the street. I myself, slept in after staying up late to read. I'll do a few things around the house and wander into work eventually. I have to square away things for my trip to Vegas for BlogWorld Expo.
But today is more than all that.
Take a moment to remember.
Nine years ago today, half a world away from my safe, secure life, 17 Sailors perished.
Non Sibi Sed Patriae
Thank you for Your Service, Command Lippold
So take that minute, say a prayer.....do whatever it is you do in your secret heart or when no one is looking....
And then read this post and smile. Smile because you see that flying that ensign from the USS Cole caused those Sailor's hearts to swell with pride. Smile because we are never going to forget.
Lastly, I never pass up the chance to say - Thank you for your service CDR Lippold.