Matt Foster

Restoring the Meaning of Memorial Day

By Matt Foster, Area Manager, AT&T External Affairs, and U.S. Army Veteran
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Enjoying a day away from the office with a few hotdogs, cold drinks and a lot of sun makes for a great Memorial Day, but that isn’t exactly what the day is all about.   In 2003, I left my family, friends, and future wife for an active duty deployment in the United States Army.  In 2005, I left my wife of 1 month for a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq that would last over a year. Our Forward Operating Base (FOB) would often go on “Comms Blackout,” usually meaning a soldier on our FOB had been killed or seriously injured and their family was being officially notified. 

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