Memorial Day Weekend Reprise

Posted 05.27.2011

Carrier2 As we move into the unofficial beginning of Summer in the United States with the start of Memorial Day weekend, I want to give a reprise to a post I ran at the beginning of last year, What I Learned on an Aircraft Carrier.  As is often noted, only two percent of the U.S. population serves in the military that provides protection for us around the globe.  As part of the 98 percent who rely on the two percent, I’m very grateful that I had the opportunity last year to see firsthand how good these professionals are at  their jobs.

So, in the midst of the swimming pools opening, the cookouts and the fun this weekend, let’s take a little time to stop and say, “Thank you for your service,” to the active duty and retired men and women of the U.S. armed forces.   As we’ve seen again and again, they do amazing work for us in very challenging conditions.