Memorial Day, 2024

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
May 272024
 

It’s not about cookouts, or car races, or getting out of town for a three day weekend. It’s about much, much more.

It’s about this. American heroes who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Young men and women who left their homes and families and never came back.

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It’s about this. It’s about honoring those heroes. About remembering that we can sleep comfortably in our beds tonight, because they sleep here forever.

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It’s about remembering those who served. It’s about taking the time to thank a veteran. Because without him or her, there might not be us.

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They didn’t go because they wanted to. They went because they had to. Not because their number came up with some draft board. They went because that’s what Americans do. Their country needed them. Their country called. And they answered the call.

I’m heartened to see that while our country may be divided on a lot of issues these days, one thing that most of us agree on is that we appreciate our servicemen and women. It hasn’t always been that way.

To all of my brothers and sisters who wore the uniform, and to those who are still serving, thank you from the very bottom of my heart. Welcome home.

Congratulations Jim Spain, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake Honeymoon, the seventh book in my Big Lake Mystery series. We had 21 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 30 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

Thought For The Day – One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “Memorial Day, 2024”

  1. Nick

    I have noticed often times you get a request on Facebook that looks similar to the one below from “Robert Jane”. While I’m sure it is a SCAM, i don’t understand what they hope to get.

    Have you figured out what their game is?

    Robert Jane
    I’m really impressed with your profile and personality. I also admire your good sense of humor here. I don’t normally write in the comment section, but I think you deserve this compliment….I don’t want to barge into your privacy by sending you a request without your consent. kindly add me up as a friend If you don’t mind thanks and remain blessed. Stay positive!!.

  2. Bill,
    I would likle to thinlk that it is because I am so damn adorable, but the truth is they are all scammers. Some are women who think they can get money out of some lonely guy, others want access to your friends list, or they try to get you to fall for some investment scam. It’s endless. I just delete them when I see them and block the sender.

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