M. G. Moss is a storyteller and imagerist and launched LightWriting, LLC after retiring from the military in 2013. He served 31 years in uniform, mostly as a broadcast journalist with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service on active duty, and as a combat visual information specialist with the Air National Guard, deploying for two combat tours in Southwest Asia.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Memorial Day and the days around it inspire me and spark feelings of nostalgia. I am inspired by those who served before me and sacrificed their lives, and by the men and women currently serving their country. This attitude persists in the days before and after the holiday weekend. May 29 this year is at the end of the Memorial Day week and includes significant events relative to the observance of fallen heroes.