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Memorial Day: Silence is the best way…

Memorial DayMemorial Day: I sipped that cup of coffee here in Russia and did some thinking’s about Memorial day. The day has several meanings to me and none of them are good. My dad was in Korea, several of my uncles in WW2, Grandpa in WW1 and then me in (Don’t want to talk about it! Silence!)…

I studied the comments all over the world coming from America about this holiday. It is either pretty hateful or very ignorant from what I am seeing and no one, but no one has a real grasp on what memorial day is really about. I see either 49% charge head long into worship of the dead soldiers or 49% worship the BBQ grill, cases of beer and a three day weekend. The 2% left over understand what is really going on… (Silence is best!)

I looked at a photo album of pictures of me and my friends, guys who have all been dead a long time now. They never made it back and they all died because we sent them to fight a war that was a lie… (Silence)

Memorial Day – Let me tell you a  story:

I was shot in the back, upper right shoulder. It was a spent bullet and had just enough oomph to embedded itself into my shoulder, with half of it sticking out. The doc at the time was named Stitches and he laughed at me and said, “Bet you think this is a million dollar wound? Nope sorry, it is a buck ninety five…” Then with that he took a pair of regular pliers and yanked that bullet out. Cleaned it up, dumped sulfur on the wound, finally stitched it up and wrapped my shoulder up. Then slapped me on the bad shoulder and said, “Go kill someone for shooting you!”

Two days later, I was holding a dirty muddy cloth against a chest wound, pumping out blood from a heart that had been hit with shrapnel, on that same doctor Stiches and as he died – he grinned and said, “Now that is a million dollar wound!”

I have a large lump where the bullet hit me and everyday it reminds me of life and how “easy come, easy go” life is…

Now that is a Memorial Day…

Have a safe holiday…
Post by Kyle Keeton
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