Monday, May 30th, 2016
Memorial Day Remembrance
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving their country’s armed forces.
While we do remember and honor all of our veterans on Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day is the other special holiday for all who have served.
I have been fortunate in that I have only known one person who died serving their country. A boy from our high school, a year ahead of me, died in Vietnam. I did not know him well but I do look up his name on the Wall every time I am in Washington DC.
There is another name I always visit when I am at the Wall. I did not know him, personally, but I am very fond of his son. I have even been with his son to together look at the name on the Vietnam Wall. His son is my good friend, Roman Kepczyk, known to many of you in the CPA profession. Below is a picture of Roman’s father’s name on the Wall.
I hope you will take a few moments today to remember those who have died in service to our country.
- "One of the best ways to keep peace is to be prepared for war."