It’s hard to believe it’s May 2016 already. Memorial Day is tomorrow, but today we’ll be hosting a picnic for family and friends who refused to go camping on this busy three-day weekend. We hope most people will take a moment to remember the why of this important holiday.
It’s a bittersweet time of the year as we honor our late nephew Gene Mills who died, at the age of 21, in Afghanistan on June 22, 2012. It’s still hard to fathom. His younger brother Jake, who followed in his footsteps, is also a proud Marine. He’s at Camp Lejeune right now.
We have yet another Marine nephew who just returned from South Korea to his base in Honolulu. We know he too is safe this weekend. We are proud of these young men, but often dream of a world where our military is no longer needed. We can dream, can’t we?