The greatest Sacrifice

Today is not a BBQ’s, picnic,or the beach. It is about remembering the servicemen who gave their one in a lifetime sacrifice. The greatest sacrifice, their own life for our freedom. There were many speeches about the fallen soldiers.but this year was different for our family. Memorial day hit close to home. My brother charlie , the one who calls me the professor, had two of his friends killed in Afgahinstan. One of them  had a wife a nd a little girl called Bri.
It made me deeply sorrowed. It made me remember that char  could have been that one.
I watched a show on  PBS called … The War. It was about WWll and all the people that died because of A bunch of really bad disasters  that occurred . The Army has an acronymn for it , but my Mom made me take it out of my blog because she said it was not appropriate.I learned a lot about WWll. There were so many service members that died . Over 400000 service people died. Now days the VFW sell red popies they were the first National military association to sell them . They are a symbol for the fallen. I read this poem and that is where they got it from.
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
Today , Isabelle , Bubbu and Mom , went to the cemetery ,we brought  flags . Then we went to the wounded warrior hospital . We knew it was about. Remembering those  people who died , but Isabelle and me wanted to let the soldiers that gave their legs and arms for us that we remembered them too. We brought them candy , chips and lots of snacks.
Da Da  thought about you and prayed that you stay safe and John too. I miss you both. But at least I know you will be coming home .
So today and every day  remember the people that gave you as an american the greatest sacrifice for freedom.
To all that died for our our country. You are my heroes. Cpl Chris Singer  thank you for the greatest sacrifice!

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What is more American then Apple Pie and Baseball?

 
The answer to the question lies at the San Diego Padres stadium on Last Sunday.
 Pint Size patriots!
 The San Diego Padres had a whole Baseball game honoring Military Kids. Man do they know how to make us all feel really special. Before the game began they had a military kid sing the National Anthem. She was awesome, good enough to win American Idol! Then they had a bunch of kids and their military parent go out on the field and take the bases and outfield. They had one boy bring the official ball out to the mound. But I think the highlight of the day for me was throwing the first pitch. I walked proudly to the mound in my newly adorn San Diego Padres Camo uniform .Knowing I was representing Military kids from all over the country. The pressure was on. Mike, the Military Connection for the Padres, said I had to throw a strike. I looked slowly around at the crowed stadium of people. Most of my class was there to support me. That was an amazing feeling. I did a full major league wind up making sure my shoulder was square with my target, the catcher. I let go of the ball! It soared through the air and band hit the ground  like a meteor just in front of the catcher. My heart sank, because I didn’t want to bounce it. I looked around the fans cheering knowing that even though I wasn’t able to make the full pitch everyone still cheered. The catcher strode out the mound carrying the first pitch. He shook my hand and his seemed massive. It enveloped mine. I guess that is why they can throw the ball so far.
After the pitch I went back to the stands.  They came and got me and took me to the Media booth around the 2 ND innings. I got to wear some really enormous headsets. It was pretty interesting talking to the broadcasters while the game was going on. They even laughed at our conversation!
 We got to sit near Mr. Jay and his wife. She loves Baseball. I was able to meet one of the Top 5 kids from the Navy. She lives really close to me. Her name is Hailey. We are going to see if we can do some kind of service together. Hailey does a lot of her community service with the girl scouts, so I would love if they could make cards for our wounded Warriors. So we will see how we can be a super star duo of Military kids.
It was an amazing long game. 13 innings and the winning run was a walk by a player named Richard. HMMM……… wonder if it was a good omen that the first pitch was thrown by a kid named Richards?
So I am so proud of the Padres for recognizing all the Military kids in San Diego, we are all Pint Size Patriots . You Rock SD PADRES!!!