Tuesday, December 25, 2012
190. On The Perimeter, Christmas 2012
This is my Dad, Peter Darrah, who lived through Christmas 1945 in Korea, while my Mom, my sister, and I did the same in West Virginia. His brother Art spent the Christmases of 1944 and 1945 in Europe. I spent the Christmases of 1959 and 1960 in Japan; my brother Larry spent Christmas 1968 in Vietnam.
Our family experiences were not that unique; your family can probably tell a similar story. On this Christmas of 2012, as you gather around that holiday feast with your family and friends, raise a glass to all those American men and women whose turn it is in 2012 to guard the perimeter and to keep the barbarians away. Freedom is not free...Merry Christmas!