I recently read this posting from a respected member of our community and I wanted to share it:
“Salvatore Giunta is the first living U.S. serviceman since Vietnam to receive the nation’s highest honor for valor, the Medal of Honor. He describes himself as a mediocre soldier: https://www.youtube.com/v/QoEZKyIAPIQ President Obama remarks here: http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/giunta/remarks.html
Greater detail here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvatore_Giunta
It is worth a read.
When things get tough (at the gym or otherwise), remember our veterans, especially those who gave their lives for their country and our freedom.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.