Today we had a great Memorial Day celebration here in Hood River. The crowd of some three hundred participants met in the Cemetary where we sang, heard several poems in memorial to the soldiers both recently and long gone. A moving hour and a half and certainly time well spent to remember the long line of men and women not only in my own family but all across the nation, who have stood up for our country in times of need. I hope you all were able to take a few minutes of time to think about ways in which you have either served, are serving or can serve your country.
The freedoms we have don’t come freely and don’t remain intact without our direct involvement. I’ve seen the direct and indirect results of oppression in so many countries while pursuing my career internationally. I hope you too will ask yourself, to paraphrase John F. Kennedy, “What can I do for my country?” Keep the faith everybody!