Memorial Day is traditionally the start of Summer for most people. Their first trip to the beach, their first sunburn of the season, and the anticipation fo school being over.
To me Memorial Day has always been a bitter-sweet holiday. all of my adult life I have either worked directly with or have had close contact with the military and I look at this day a little differently than most. I look at it as a day when we recognize the sacrifices that brave and selfless men and women have made to make our country what it is - the home of the free and the land of the brave.
The following video, featuring Lt. Col. Oliver North, tells of his encounters with our warriors and their bravery and valor under fire.