42 men came out to Pullen Park this morning to honor the fallen. They came expecting Murph, but what they received was much more.
Warm up started with a light jog to get the blood flowing, with a little stretching to wake up any late risers. Then, we the fight began. Split up into teams, we ran as one through the heart of NC State, utilizing our terrain to perform buddy carriers, merkins, and air squats. What was suppose to be a routine 2 mile out and back turned into a 4.47 mile mission. In the end, everyone made it out alive and with smiles on their faces.
The F3 nation lives by a rule, we start together and finish together. We are a team, a brotherhood, there when you fall to pick you back up again. A sounding board for life’s complications, a place to turn when you feel there may be nowhere else to go. This mission we call life is a very difficult mission, and sometimes we feel that we can assault the objective on our own, without our support elements. The question becomes, why go in alone when you have an awesome support element there for you when you need them? Call in your reinforcements and complete the mission. F3 is there for you, “Never above you, Never below you, always beside you”
We finished out with prayers for the families of the fallen, and for those currently deployed, or getting ready to deploy. It was a good day.
Memorial Day means something to everyone, to some its an excuse to BBQ and drink alcohol all day, or buy a new car at discount prices. They may post something on Facebook, or twitter thanking everyone for their service, clueless to what the true meaning of today is. But to those who have served, or had someone close to them make the ultimate sacrifice, it means something completely different. Today is our day to honor our brothers, family members, husbands, wives, friends who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. And although today is a day that Americans set aside for this, to us, memorial day is every single day of our lives.
If you are able,
save them for a place inside of you
and save one backward glance when you’re leaving for the places they can no longer go
Be not ashamed to say you love them though you may or may not have always
take what they have left
and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own
And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind
Maj Michael Davis
1 January 1970
Dak To Vietnam
Today is dedicated to 2ndLt Jered Ewy, KIA 7-29-2011. A friend, a father and husband. Not a day goes by. Rest Easy Ranger