ALWAYS REMEMBER: Heroes Who Walk No More and Yet Walk Everywhere With Us

Jocko Willink

Sydney Jary captures it. You miss the mission and you miss the men. And of course you miss the fallen. As the British call them, the glorious dead. You wonder, what would have become of them? Where would they be now? And you wonder why. Why them? Why was it them?

From Jocko Podcast episode 84 2:34:00: "18 Platoon" by Sydney Jary.  Trust, Discipline, and Creativity in Leadership

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Sydney Jary captures it. You miss the mission and you miss the men. And of course you miss the fallen. As the British call them, the glorious dead. You wonder, what would have become of them? Where would they be now? And you wonder why. Why them? Why was it them?

The fallen have given us this gift of life, this gift of freedom.

But there's more. The rest of us, we grow old and time passes us by. But the fallen do not age. Time has no effect on them. They remain young and bold and brave and unconquerable. And so we remember them that way, as they were and as they will always be.

Our heroes – heroes who walk no more and yet walk everywhere with us.

Who smile no more and yet never stop smiling. Heroes who live no more yet never stop living. Friends who shine no more and yet never stop shining.

That is the other gift that they give us. The fortune to bask in their light.

And to REMEMBER.

– Jocko Willink

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LEGENDARY LESSONS

Never Surrender

My situation was critical. I lay in the Japs backyard, my position exposed, with only my pistol to defend myself.

Do the right thing

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See it. Believe it. Achieve it.

Take a minute. Pause. Breathe. Remember. Remember someone you've loved and lost. Feel.

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