Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nine Questions Everyone Should Ask a Veteran on Memorial Day

The Priceless Legacy Company released its list of Nine Questions Everyone Should Ask a Veteran on Memorial Day

Too many people procrastinate asking a veteran they know some simple questions. They do so at their peril. So this Memorial Day, ask a veteran these simple questions and record the answers if you can.

1. When, where and how did you serve?
2. Why did you serve?
3. Can you recall any special stories from that time?
4. Who do you think about on Memorial Day?
5. Tell me about some of your friendships from that time.
6. Do you think young people today have the same commitment to service as your generation? Why or why not?
7. How do you feel each year at Memorial Day?
8. How did you feel when you came home from your period of service?
9. What lessons did you learn through your service?

As a former peace-time U.S. Marine officer, I have an acute awareness of the importance and meaning of Memorial Day. We owe the men and women a debt of gratitude for their service, dedication and sacrifice. One of the best ways we can show our support is to have the courtesy and curiosity to listen to their accounts and preserve them for the future.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

these questions should be very useful to me. im doing extra credit by inter veiwing a veteran. thank you for your help.