Today is not all about hot dogs and burgers on the grill nor is it about the sand and the sun at the beach or a treasured day off from work. Today is about remembering all those brave men and women who currently serve or have served (many giving their lives) in our Armed Forces. Today we take time from our busy lives to honor them and thank them for keeping America the land of the free and the home of the brave. For those of you non-military, the above picture is of F-16s flying what is known as the missing man formation – this particular photo came from the U.S. AF media gallery. The pic is entitled, Airmen Honor The Fallen and is described as F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots performing a missing man flyover during a memorial service Oct 22, 2009 at Shaw Air Force Base, SC. The pilots were from the 777th Fighter Squadron and the pic was credited to Senior Airman Kathrine McDowell.
I have witnessed a missing man formation flyover and it is a very emotional sight as you understand its meaning. So please keep all our service members in your hearts and in your prayers.
To Devoted Spouse: Thank you for your 26 years of service in the Air Force. You bravely spent time in Vietnam and many other locations doing your duty in service to your country and I and many others salute you and thank you.
Now…DS please toss a veggie burger on the grill for me. sigh…