Memorial Day here in the USA is a federal holiday for remembering those who have lost their lives serving in the country’s military. I have many golf pals who are veterans of different wars like Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan. I’m glad those buddies are still around. I’ve lost a few golf pals too, veterans who eventually lost their lives as a result of lasting injuries from the wars they served in, and even from chemical warfare.
Because of my close connection with these great folks, days like this have quite a deep meaning to me. Because of the service of the fine members of our armed forces, we are able to live (and golf) in freedom here.
I made a trip to Washington DC with my family recently. We had the opportunity while there to visit the World War II memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. All are very humbling and inspiring places.
To those who serve or served in our armed forces I say hats off. Cheers. Thanks. You have my gratitude. Lets play some golf. Next round is on me.