I often think about legacy. Given the Monument Team comes to work every day to solve our clients’ biggest problems, it is a daily thought.
When done correctly, planning allows those who want to craft their legacy to do so. These legacies benefit charities and enrich families – meaningful things for sure.
On Memorial Day I reflect on legacy in a different way. This unplanned collective legacy is created by those who made the ultimate sacrifice which we celebrate once a year as a nation. I’m unfortunate to have lost many friends over 28 years in the Marines, yet fortunate that there have not been more. There were the training accidents, parachute mishaps, aircraft crashes, terrorist attacks, suicides and of course combat.
These were individual legacies for sure…yet collectively, and thankfully, they have truly enriched a nation. I’m sure they all would have chosen different legacies for themselves but I know they are grateful for the collective one we all pause to remember.
Private First Class Domingo Arroyo, Petty Officer John “Doc” Luby, Sergeant John “Red” Walker, Captain Spencer “Framer” McDonald, Sergeant Chris McDonald, Major Samuel “Swacq” Griffith, and The Chattanooga Five from Mike Battery, 3/14: Sergeant Carson Holmquist, Petty Officer Randall Smith, Gunner Sergeant Thomas J. Sullivan, Lance Corporal Squire K. “Skip” Wells, Staff Sergeant David Wyatt.
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