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The End, But Not Really

I thought about beginning this post with an apology for taking so long to write up the events of last weekend, but it seemed that most of you were there anyway.  For those who couldn't make it, it will be impossible to put in words what the day felt like, so I will leave the profundities for another time.  For those of you who could join us, thank you for running and walking, flag waving and cheering, laughing and crying, sweating and sogging.  To more people than we know, the Berschinski family again says Thank You.

With that, and at Dan's request, I am ending this blog.

It's a testament to Dan that this news will come as a disappointment to some.  But life goes on.  That's Dan's whole point, I think, and why people have been drawn to his story.  During a war, like all others, in which some do not come home -- one from his platoon, two from our own community, and another nine in the last two days -- his life goes on.      

And so I leave you with Dan's speech.  Watching it is time well spent.


  1. Wish I could have been there for the weekend, but I know it was a great Memorial Day!

  2. Excellent and moving speech. You have inspired and will continue to inspire others throughout your life. Your honesty and integrity are your strengths. You led your men well, and war happened. Never regret how it played out. We are very thankful that you and others have returned to tell us how it is and to show us how to live strong into the future. God bless you, your family, and all service people!

  3. God bless and keep you young man. I only came to know your story today, upon reading an old article and I researched you and found this blog. I hope you are well. Thank you for making this speech, I know it was difficult. I am so very thankful you came back, and your infantry brothers still there are in my daily prayers. One of them is my own son.
    God be with you Dan, and thank you.