Memorial Day in the U.S. is about remembering the women and men who have given their lives in service to our country. I have personally known dozens and dozen of soldiers who have SERVED this country. I myself was a member of the Indiana National Guard from 1991 – 2007.
But, I’ve only had a close, personal relationship with one person who has given their life in service to us. That man was Richard Blakley, and I would like to honor him today. He was one of the best friends I’ve ever had.