FREEDOM ISN'T FREE
A shout out to my brother who is currently serving in Iraq.
And, a remembrance of all my family members who served in the military...from my Pennsylvania and Maryland ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War (still trying to document this sufficiently) and the War of 1812, all the way down to the Vietnam War and Iraq.
My father enlisted in the Navy in WWII and served in the Pacific. His carrier, the USS Princeton, was sunk at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He barely survived. All of my uncles, save one, have been in the military and so have a few of my aunts and even a great aunt (Philippines pre-WWII).