Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day


Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor even eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee, 1941

Our hearts are full of thanks for those that serve our country and defend our freedom. Today we especially think of Aaron's grandfather Dr. Paul Brown Long (served with Merrill's Marauders in Burma during WWII), Susie's grandather's O.B. Tillery (navigator, B17, USAAF WWII), Clifton O. Poythress (USAAF), and our brother-in-law Daniel Carlson (US Airforce, current)

(Pictures from our recent trip to the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL)

1 comment:

Jo-Jo said...

And the list goes on.....Jon and Sam Z.deployed somewhere right now plus Uncle George Long in WWII! Yes, thank you all who have and are serving our country to give us the freedoms we enjoy every single day.