Memorial Day is almost here. There will be a parade in Batavia with a long line of gray haired veterans and some new young ones, the lucky ones, who made it back. I was one of the lucky ones, and everyone I knew that went to war came back also.
But a lot of guys didn't. They stuck their neck out to make the world a better place. They themselves didn't get much for it, they endured discomfort, terror, boredom, and ultimately death, but without them, we would be in a far worse place. I wish it weren't so, as the lives that were cut short may have done who knows what? They could have started families, cured cancer, done a million other things to make the world better. My hat is off to them.