Not Forgotten: Happy Veterans Day

For those of you around the world who celebrate this day, I want to extend a Happy Veterans Day or Armistice Day to you all.  On this day the “War to end all Wars” was over 100 years ago and the nightmare that was to become WWII hadn’t yet cast its shadow on the world.  Skip forward to today….and folks here in the US think of sales and shopping and a free day off work due to holiday observance, but it’s more than that.  Some folks around the world are on duty NOW….like the Marines in the picture above.  Some folks have lost loved ones and still use this day to remember those losses, like in the picture below: 

And some folks around the world will go to parades and ceremonies and such, remembering to “thank” a Veteran and then go on with life.

For my part, I would simply say “Never Forget”.   Not all Veterans want thanks, but they want their service remembered, no matter what they did.  Not all Veterans deployed or have even seen combat, but almost all have made more sacrifices than they probably remember.


Photo Credit for the pics in this post goes to Pexels.

https://livefree2sailfast.com/2016/11/11/a-veterans-day-salute/

https://livefree2sailfast.com/2017/11/10/happy-veterans-day-and-happy-marine-corps-birthday/

 

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181017- All about the Snatch

Wednesday- It’s testing week at Crossfit, so they’re looking for one set MAX reps in specific exercises.  Today was all about the  Snatch and max weight for one rep on the Snatch.  I was totally out of this because I’ve just started.  This is pretty cool to watch the folks in the class crush things….but horrible for my fragile old male ego.

My perspective on Sept 11, 2001

I was engaged in my work day with no available TV’s when Sept 11th actually happened live, so I didn’t see the events live.  But I would feel them the rest of my life and the rest of my life would be shaped by them.  I went home and watched the events over and over again, hardly believing them to be real.  At the time, I was living near Joshua Tree, Ca and doing a lot of rock climbing and buming around with my rock climbing crowd.  On Sept 12th, we sat on rocks in J-Tree with too many beers and listened, it was beyond eerie.  All air travel was shut down, so the LA air traffic pattern was completely silent.  For the first time in my life, there was near complete silence.  I was struck by that fact. 

From then on, life would be different.  My life would radically change, my path would be altered forever and I would change as a person.  Our generation would lose its innocence and fear would creep into our society like a slow fog.  I’m hoping we can overcome that fear that may still be here, we’ll see as we continue our path.  9/11 should be remembered by all and those who lost their lives should continue to remind us of the cost of our freedom’s.

https://livefree2sailfast.com/2017/09/11/911-then-and-now/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get out of Florence’s way-

For those of you on the East Coast…..don’t mess with this series of three hurricanes in a row, your safety is worth it.  Get the boat tied down, get off her and get out of Florence’s way.  Remember IRMA…..lots of people didn’t get out of her way in time-

I need all of you reading this to stay safe this hurricane season!

Re-Post from Cannons to Cruising: Other Awesome People Doing Other Awesome Things — Cannons to Cruising

Good morning, hope your weekend was great- I’m re-posting this blog and post from Cannons to Cruising  because they were kind enough to mention LiveFree2SailFast in here as one of the sailing blogs they follow; which totally made my day.  I’m so stoked when this tiny blog gets any mention from anywhere.  I’m hoping you’ll read her post, follow the links to her site and consider following her site too, she’s recently finished a new book and is working on getting it published and they have a baby who is growing up on their sailboat,,,,,not a bad life.  Continue reading