Sunday, June 06, 2004

Memories

This weekend is one of memories.

We look back 60 years and remember some 150,000 who fought and 10,000 who died on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 - D-Day. It is sad to think the last of our World War II heroes are at the sunset of their lives. Today is a time to remember what was acheived 60 years ago today - the beginning of the fall of Hitler, France's release from Nazi Germany and American courage. In 1941, America's military was not even known to be in the top 10 powers of the world.

Today is also a day we mourn the passing of our 40th President, Ronald Wilson Reagan, a true American legend. Politics aside, this great man helped end the Cold War, encouraged citizens to be true Americans and honor the country we live in. Rest in peace, Gipper.

On a personal note, Stacy, Rigby and I enjoyed a great Saturday evening with Aunt Meghan (Stacy's sister) and Uncle Sam at Hiroshi's on the Soutside of Chattanooga. Meghan and Sam are visiting from Albuquerque, where they are both working on their Master's at the University of New Mexico. We are going to visit them in the Fall.

We ate enough Sushi for six people. Hiroshi also made us a treat that was not on the menu - ribeye steak wrapped around asparagus - it was awesome. He also presented us with fried cheescake smothered in chocolate sauce, whipped cream and cherries.
Rigby slept in his stroller the entire time - we were there for almost two hours.
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