You know, I meant to mention this much earlier today and I forgot. Thanks to Alaskan reader, Dave, for reminding me.
Today is National Medal of Honor Day.
I know it's mostly over, but take a second to hoist a tankard for those who wear this medal, would you please?
Regulars are familiar with this story, but for those of you surfing in from the world - if you want to know what this medal is all about, what it takes to be awarded this decoration, and why Medal of Honor recipients are worthy of your profound respect: read this.