A Day of Remembrance

fuelthesoulmemorialday1“Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.”

fuelthesoulmemorialday2The true meaning of Memorial Day is often lost in the midst of cookouts, pool parties and the unofficial start to summer. Today, we should remember the fallen heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Today is about honor and dignity.

To Levi Nuncio, you were a friend to my nephews and niece, my sister and to so many countless others. You were a sweet little boy when we met and you turned into one extraordinary man. Thank you for for serving our country.


Born on September 10, 1986, was killed while on duty in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan, on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Hoping to one day become a dentist, Levi joined the U.S. Army on September 23, 2009, and was deployed to Afghanistan from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in April of this year. He was a good friend to many, a great brother, and a wonderful son to his still living parents, Raul and Bertha Nuncio. Levi is survived by his brothers Benjamin, Dan, David, Ismael and a sister, Elisama.

Below are some pics of Levi and my sweet niece named after him, Isabella Levi with her father, my nephew Greg.

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To all our Soldiers past and present, God Bless 
Glory to the American Flag, long may she wave 
So many have been covered with her when they’ve 
gone to their grave 
So many of us have taken for granted that our 
freedom will always be 
We tend to forget those who have kept that 
right for you and for me 
A Soldier will stand and fight all night to 
keep us from harm 
While some of us sit at home and refuse to 
lift an arm 
Some sit around and complain all day how 
wrong this war must be 
While a Soldier pushes that aside to continue 
to fight for you and me 
Some sit around and complain about the food 
their going to eat 
While a Soldier works straight through 
hungry and weary on his feet 
While you sit around and complain about what 
you have or where you live 
Remember what a Soldier somewhere for you is 
about to give 
A Soldier stands tall and proud and ready for 
the fight 
We must stand strong behind them through 
their hard and arduous plight

Fuel The Soul


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