Monday, May 28, 2012

I Have Buried Better Men

I have buried better men than me. Many of you know that, while in the Army, I did a tour with 'The Old Guard'. Memorial Day weekend was not a holiday. We worked. All those flags in Arlington National Cemetery, who do you think put them there? We started Friday night when the cemetery closed, we are done when the last flag is placed. The ceremony is called 'Flags In' and was started in 1948.

Every flag is centered and placed one boot length from the headstone. A crisp salute is rendered for medal of honor winners, I personally saluted every headstone that showed them to be a combat veteran. This is repeated hundreds of times by thousands of soldiers. It is an honor that I am proud to have participated in.

I salute all of you that have served our great Country with dignity and honor. Those that are there, and those that have come home. To those brave souls who will never come home, perhaps some day I will join you in Valhalla.
Thank you all.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Resurrection or Rebirth?

I have been entertaining thoughts of blogging again for a while. The question then becomes whether or not to start a new blog or to continue with this one. The focus on the reincarnation isnt going to change much. Less focus on guns (just a little), more focus on the outdoors and prepping. Food storage, water storage, and of course my horrible gear habit that no amount of money can seem to cure. A bit of focus on the history of the Inland North West, possibly some SAR stuff if I can get on the team. If I was to start a new blog what would I name it? Sigboy is my moniker, and I cant really see changing that any more than I could change my real name. Even if Alan is right and its more of a sidekick then a superhero name.

Some off the cuff options:
Sigboys Big Adventure (no, reminds people of Pee-Wee Herman..can't do that)
The Mis-Adventures of Sigboy (Some would call them that.)
Sigboy Seeks The Grail (kind of like it)
Sigboy Searches for Solitude (not exactly an accurate description, unless you ask my wife)

Something to ponder. Please feel free to comment away and let me know what you think.
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