I hope all of you were able to share some fun time with friends or family today. We live in a world that can be pretty difficult to understand at times. Tough things happen for which we have few explanations. On this Memorial Day my thoughts and prayers are with families that have paid the ultimate price with the loss of a family member. I wish you all my deepest gratitude and thankfulness for your sacrifice. I can never bring them back to life. But at least I can give you the honor and respect that you have earned.
And to those of you in active service–thank you from the bottom of my heart. Big political decisions by powerful people often cloud out the work and service each of you perform each day. I’m glad you choose to be there for all of us here at home. Every day. And every night. Often without any thanks. Or praise. You do it with dignity and honor. We have this special day called Memorial Day. It’s just one day. But you all serve our Country every day. Thank you all for your service. And tonight I’m giving a special shout out to my friends at Andrews Air Force Base! You all are awesome!
On another note, I will be co-leading a birding trip with Wildside Nature Tours to Ecuador in August of this year–yes 2013, less than 100 days away. There is still room on this trip. Check out the details at Wildside Nature Tours (http://wildsidenaturetours.com/tours/ecuador-northern-andes-and-amazon/?nggpage=2)