It’s especially important that this generation, and future generations, understand that Memorial Day is not just about the barbecue, and that they appreciate the significance of the day.
Many will visit graves and cemeteries, and attend memorial ceremonies today all across the country. But most will not.
My young cousin Paul Cope is in Afghanistan right now. He periodically sends out a little newsletter to friends and family about what’s going on. He has given me permission to share his latest post with you today. I hope this finds you all in good health and great spirits.
As the subject line indicates, we have now surpassed the century mark, meaning we now have less than 100 days left in country. We have started receiving information about the unit that will be replacing us, meeting with their representatives, and started making plans to demobilize and go home! With that comes a new set of challenges and opportunities.