Brian and I were in the car for a total of about 11 hours this weekend. While we do enjoy road trips, we’ve learned they are that much more enjoyable when we get a book on tape to pass the time (not to mention they often times spur on meaningful conversation). This weekend was no exception.
Brian bought No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden for our trip and it was a very worthwhile purchase in my mind.
This book is a first-hand account of the weeks and moments leading up to and implementing the operation that took down Bin Laden, as well as the aftermath of the raid. It gives extensive background in to the decade leading up to the mission, The War on Terror, and the daily life of a Navy SEAL; particularly those in SEAL Team Six who were responsible for arguably the single most famous operation of all time. The author, Mark Owen, articulates the sacrifice, endurance, courage, fortitude and determination it takes to be a SEAL with such poignancy and emotion that it is impossible to be anything but utterly Patriotic after reading his narrative of life in the military.
On the eve of the anniversary of 9-11, I have nothing but gratitude to offer towards the men and women who have sacrificed so much–their very lives–to ensure the freedoms that we have in the United States. God Bless our Military.