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.

Picture of a G.I.