Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


I just wanted to take a minute to wish all a Happy Memorial Day Weekend, and a safe one as well.

And while your at it, take a minute to remember the veterans of of our military forces past and present, and those men and women currently serving. Find a second or two to think of those who didn't make it back to "The World".

It's about more than just the unofficial beginning of summer.

Pictured above, the real John Basilone, Eugene Sledge, and Robert Leckie, the men who's lives were central to The Pacific. I have a chapter or two to go on Leckie's memoir Helmet For My Pillow- the man was an incredible writer, with a facility of language that was a gift from God. I hope to finish it over the weekend, and I'll give you a review as soon as I do.

And then I'll start Sledge's With The Old Breed....both were a birthday gift (of sorts) from my niece.

Enjoy the weekend....I'll talk to you in a day or so.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Hope you are having a good holiday weekend Hugh!

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Today was better than yesterday, Sue....spent most of Saturday putting together a new gas grill.

But today, the fruits of my labors....CHEESEBURGER! CHEESEBURGER! CHEESEBURGER! CHEESEBURGER! CHEESEBURGER!....and wash it down with a few cold ones!

Hope you're enjoying yours as well!

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