Sometimes things just don’t work out like I planned them to.  The past few days my life has gotten in the way of my life, and it’s damn inconvenient.  Regardless, I meant to have this post up earlier, like say- I don’t know, on Memorial Day. Happy Memorial Day, and also- sorry I suck!  I hope your day was filled with rainbows and unicorns, or at least some awesome vegan BBQ.

If my post had been up on time, you’d have seen this guy (not) smiling at you all day:

A young military man just starting out.

He is an United States Veteran, one who made it back from war in one piece- and he is also my brother.  (Hi! Shout out!  You’re Awesome!)  Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who have died while in military service to the United States, so I thought it was fitting to feature a veteran.

If this post was done properly, I’d have information about his twelve-year military career.  Like how he spent time in Al Asad, Korean Village, and Haditha, Iraq with the NMCB 24 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, or how he completed projects for Special Forces and Security Forces.  I’d probably also have a blurry picture of him while deployed- maybe even something about how he (although not vegan) likes my vegan bean salad.  But it’s late, so all I will say is Thank You.

Meanwhile, unlike myself, other people had their Memorial Day shit together and posted some vegan recipes to help folks celebrate.  Here’s a few from the people who don’t suck…

Recipe Friday! Memorial Day Vegan BBQ! | Vegan Hope

Memorial Day Vegan BBQ | VegNews

Vegan Memorial Day Recipes | Miso Vegan

Memorial Day Recipes | Vegan Faith

Enjoy Memorial Day with a Vegan Menu | Foods For Long Life

Memorial Day Munchies | PETA

2o Vegan Barbecue Side Dishes | Fitsugar

Memorial Day Green Summer Wedge Salad | Healthy. Happy. Life.

Memorial Day: Grilled Red Pepper Potato Salad | Rollin’ Oats Market and Cafe