I know we all mourn in our own ways. Many take time on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, July 4th and whatever day you do. The loss of my friends hits me hardest at Christmas. I'm still here and they are not.

I'd never have the guts to post this on Christmas, so here goes. I only ask you honor your lost in a similar manner. If you make me aware of your friends lost, I'll add them to the list below.

Friends taken far too soon, as long as I have breath you will not be forgotten:

Iraq I, Iraq II & Afghanistan

Billy, Amy, Ken, Mike, Michael, Kim and Tim

9/11 NYC

Richard and Thomas