A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have dedicated your lives to the safety and protection of ours.
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Lots of baseball and softball going on this weekend- playing and watching!
lead to blurry hands
Wow, somebody is excited to start the posbang. It's only 7am.
I Just wanted to say thank you to all the vets present and past.
It was my pleasure! Marine Corps veteran here.
From your amphibious1 title, is it safe to assume that you worked with the amphibious Navy?
The Marines have their own amphibious assault vehicles and units. By air, by land, by sea. Though I did ride on one of the Navy's LCACs. THAT WAS AWESOME.
LCAC's are soooo bad-ass!
Worked with these USN Hydrofoils some too. They're pretty bad-ass in their own right. These things fly! The Navy uses them off the coast for, among other things, drug-ops.
Looks like Germany? I was born in Wurzburg, while my dad was stationed in Kitzingen, where a brigade of the 3rd ID was.
there is no such thing as too early to bang.
And golfing this afternoon. Slightly excited
First, I was all:
then my wife was like, "our kids will be gone and we'll have the house to ourselves tonight" and I was like:
My neighbor is having a yard sale. The first person to park on my lawn is the sprinkler system.
I like where your head's at.
This is a time to honor those who gave therir lives in service of our country and to think of their families and loved ones. I also plan on rooting for our softball and baseball teams.
My wife and I will be starting the 10 hour drive to nyc shortly. I am open to any suggestions for things to do/see if there is enough time. Already plan on seeing the 911 memorial, times square, empire state building, grand central, a show on broadway (chicago). We are probably skipping rockefeler and liberty island. I hear a visit to the statue of liberty is a whole day affair that includes waiting forever in line for a ferry.
But look online to see if you can make a reservation for the statue. Also, a fun/ cheesy thing to do is walk over the Brooklyn bridge and go to grimaldi's or even Peter Lugers. Another thing to do is get a burger and beer in te park at Shake shack.
I personally love Central Park. It isn't quite as flashy as those other destinations, but it's this incredibly beautiful and vibrant cultural center that just happens to be plopped down in the middle of an enormous city. It's pretty peaceful and gorgeous and I definitely recommend a short detour to check it out.
and make sure you try Katz Deli or some other iconic place like that...sammiches as big as your head.
Take a stroll down the Highline Park, which was built on top of an old unused elevated rail line running down the west side through Chelsea and the Village. Pretty cool, and you can walk off at any point to grab a bite or a beer.
I agree with the poster who said a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is a good idea. If you're going to the 9/11 Memorial, you can walk across the island at that point, stop in at the Seaport district (I believe the Seaport mall stores are closing or have closed, but that neighborhood has transformed since the city relocated the Fulton Fish Market, and now there are several cool bars and restaurants in one of the few places in lower Manhattan where you can see buildings that survived the great fire in the early 19th century). From there it is a short walk to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Going to the Empire State Building? If you're going to be around on Sunday, keep in mind that the Rangers are playing game 4 against Montreal and it will be a zoo in midtown. If you want to be near the Garden on game day to enjoy that craziness, I suggest Harrington's pub on 7th just south of the Garden for food and drink, or the Flying Puck just down the block. Both will be packed to the gills with hockey fans. Full disclosure: my friend owns both, and our sons play junior hockey together.
Have fun and safe driving, I did that road trip many times when I was in grad school in AA.
(P.S. at the 9/11 Memorial, if you see the name "Marc Zeplin" please say "Go Blue". He was my student in the very first class I taught at UM. You never forget the first class you teach and you never forget the bright students in that class and he was one of them.)
I can't wait until 5. I might have to shorten the work day.
Edit: I actually did have a shortened work day, due to falling 20 feet off of a ladder. Man am I lucky to have only sprained my foot and bruised my tailbone.
Bang bang bang.... Bang
mix it up a little
At my great uncle's funeral (Silver Star WWII Vet - Pacific Theater) the Marines sent three Marines who fired seven volleys, then presented a flag to my great aunt. I had not seen it done that way before.
Anyway, thanks to all who have served the country in the various branches of the military. It's good to remember them on Monday and every day.
My grandfather, a Master Chief who was in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam also recieved seven volleys of 3.
OCMD til Monday! Hello, Seacrets.
remember those who served for this great country.
Advance congratulations from both the blog and the whole M family! Hope all goes well!
My son was born last year on Memorial Day! Weirdly enough, his due date was the day I joined the Marines. I probably should have named him Washington Jefferson Patriot. We went with Adrian instead.
Adrian Jefferson Patriot doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but whatever.
Adrian Arrington Washington (insert your last name here). Arrington went to Cedar Rapids Washington HS, for relevance. A buddy of mine (last name Roll) always joked he would name his first son "John Riggins Roll."
Congrats buddy! Exciting shit.
and you still find time to post on MGoBlog. Well done ma'am
Congrats on the little one
And thanks to all who have served this country!
Have a great Memorial Day, 3 day weekend, and is there anyway veterans can be banged twice this weekend?
I'm here for a patriotic posbang! can't wait for the weekend! Thank you to those that have served and are currently serving.
In a bit to insert American flags at the tombstones of the 34 great men and women who served in three wars: WW1, WW2 and the Korean War.
I will do it with pleasure while thinking of each of those brave Americans who contributed to the great lives that we are able to lead today.
Well, I sort of feel guilty as some of you are posting from work - I took the entire day off, so I am posting / modding from home today. Of course, that is not to say that my better half did not become aware of my plan to take Friday off, hence I do have things to do today as a result. Granted, the worst of the chores is going to Meijer to get the things to be grilled this weekend, but still, it means making some sort of effort today. There is also the lawn and the final phases of my Vegetable Utopia to consider - crap, maybe I should have gone to work.
Saturday through Monday will involve mainly baseball, beer and grilled things. I am endeavoring to keep it simple.
Thanks to all who have served or are currently serving our nation here and abroad.
of my father, who passed away last July...a Navy Vet. First Memorial Day without him.
Rolling Thunder coming to town . . .
this doesn't look quite like the rolling thunder that comes through Spartanburg county down here in south Carolina... our rolling thunder is cops on top of cops, and they don't play...
hail to the troops, past and present...
Grateful for all those who have served and who are serving, including my grandpa, my uncles, my cousin, and my husband's cousin.
Working all weekend - work work, yard work, housework. That's what three-day weekends have become for this working mom!! :)
but you made me think of this...
A big shout out to all those past and present that have served our country and fought for my freedom to fish, drink and bang this weekend!
Agreed. Sounds like my planned weekend. Going out to Orcas Island. Gonna fish, golf and drink excessively all weekend. Gonna be ugly.
Leaving work at 2 today to head to Indianapolis for the 500 and Jason Aldean/Tyler Farr concert. In realiity, I never showed up to work, because I plan on doing ABSOLUTELY nothing today! #GoBlue
Thank you to all who serve or have served, Go Blue!
Thank you to all of our veterans and heros this weekend, and every day!!!
Then God willing I can retire and have to get a real job.
Thank you to all who made the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us. Every Memorial Day when my boys were younger, we'd go to the cemetery and plant flags in veterans' graves, and I'd tell them that those men lay there so that others like their grandpa could come back alive. Which means they are here because of those who lay there.
I don't know how many more Memorial Days my dad has left, he was one of many underaged teens who lied about their age to volunteer in WW2, spent his 17th birthday on a troop ship. He did it because his best friend's older brother was KIA. Happy Memorial Day, dad.
Very nice tribute.
dad was post-WWII Army stationed in Germany. RIP sir.
I took my children and my wife to my grandfathers grave yesterday. Each child placed a flag beside his headstone and then we walked through Michigan Memorial admiring the amount of men buried there who served their countries.
I was deep.
We finished with a prayer over my grandfather's headstone. we prayed for his soul, our family, and finally for the men and women who serve our country at this moment.
To all who served.
Hoping all my fellow veterans and all those still serving have a great weekend. RIP Daniel McConnell
It might be a Band of Brothers weekend for me. I've read the book 3 times, watched the series 4 times, and still get choked up every time. Amazing soldiers did amazing things to protect our freedom. Thanks.
4 day weekend starts now...so excited! Thanks to all veterans for their service; it is appreciated more than words can say.
To me, the most important holiday of the year. It dosen't matter where your from, what color your skin is, or who you voted for. It's about thanking all the brave people who have given us the right and privilege to be a free nation. Thank you to all that make this American holiday special.
No work on Monday
who make so many sacrifices, many of them are not apparent. The toll that enslistment takes on the individual, the family, their children, is measurable. I hope that this country's government and administrations get off their asses and do far better for the military men, women and families, in pay, in medical care, and in ongoing education and support services. I hope this is not considered 'political,' as military families have been given less than adequate treatment for decades, and its high time to give them more.
Just sent an email to a potential client, Greg...(but typed it to Gerg). Weekend can't come fast enough!
Also, it is my Bachelor party this weekend!
Friday- X Men , Saturday- Bowling in a tournament qualifier and Sunday- Going to eat at mom's house........ Gonna be a great weekend.
Thanks to all the vets! The star and strips is flying high this weekend
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