I know Memorial Day is to honor soldiers who have fallen in battle. We owe a lot to those great men and women and their families. I am awed by their commitment to their country.
Our family knows a lot of men who are serving now or have served but I don’t think I personally know any who have died in action – thank goodness! One of the boys I went to high school with is now performing dangerous ops overseas. He has been in and out of Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous areas. He has a small child, and I think about his family often. I worry for them.
We spent the weekend with my father-in-law who served 29 years in the U.S. Army. He was a Green Beret, jumped from planes and eventually worked his way up to Warrant Officer. He is one tough man, and I do admire his bravery and strength.
Share with us your stories about soldiers you know — family or friends.
Parents can register their children ages 7 – 12 for the Peachtree Jr., which is a non-competitive 3K run in Piedmont Park, taking place on Saturday May 30 at 9:00 a.m. Deadline for registration is May 26, but there are still about 100 slots open. Registration fee is $15 per child. Log on here for more information: ajc.com/peachtree.
Also be sure to check us out tomorrow for a big, big contest! We are giving away tickets to a FOOD NETWORK viewing party and other great prizes! (They won’t let me enter, and I am bummed!)