Memorial Day 2012

I know that every one of you readers are patriots who love this nation and understand the sacrifices that help make it great.

Here at the No One house, we remember all the fallen on Memorial Day.  Yet, there is one we remember and miss every day.  I keep the really personal stuff under wraps most of the time, but Robert was an extraordinary fellow and worth sharing.  We were so blessed to have him in our lives for a time.

The Marine Corps was his true calling; above all else he wanted to serve his country.  A few years before 9/11 (back when we were young and gonna live forever), he introduced both my husband:

Robert giving Mr. No One his first salute

And me to military life:

“Welcome to the Navy, Mrs. No One.”

The military life has been a good one.  I just wish Robert were still part of it.  Semper Fi, buddy.

I hope everyone has a blessed day, and maybe some comfort from sorrow, should you need it.

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7 thoughts on “Memorial Day 2012

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  2. danmillerinpanama 28 May 2012 at 11:11 am Reply

    Reblogged this on danmillerinpanama and commented:
    Duty, Honor, Country.

    Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.

    Remembering those three words and their significance on Memorial Day would be a small but important tribute to those whom we also pause to remember.

  3. AFVET 28 May 2012 at 11:59 am Reply

    Well done Linda.
    Fair Winds and Following Seas my fellow Patriot !

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  5. nooneofanyimport 28 May 2012 at 12:15 pm Reply

    Thanks, Dan. And thanks for your service and Fair Winds back atcha, Ron.

  6. Keith DeHavelle 28 May 2012 at 1:38 pm Reply

    He is still part of your life, in the best way you can arrange.

    I’ve put up a bit of a poetic tribute, offered humbly to the memory of all of those who have protected the highest ideals to the highest cost:
    http://level-head.livejournal.com/575308.html

    Best wishes, my friend, and fond memories.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  7. neenergyobserver 29 May 2012 at 8:04 am Reply

    My friends above have said it all, Lin. The only thing left for me is to say is Thank you and we will remember him with the rest, for now he is our friend as he is yours.

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