Without soldiers where would we be? As we celebrate Memorial Day, let us take a moment to give thanks to all the soldiers who have fallen and to say a special prayer to keep those presently serving safe. About a year ago, one of our local papers asked for pictures of veterans to put in a special addition. When we started collecting the pictures, it was amazing just how many of our family had served. In just my immediate family, we have my father, one brother, two cousins, and three uncles. My husband also served in both Korea and Vietnam.
This morning my mom and I went to the local nursing home and helped take the residents outside for the parade. I also escorted one Vietnam vet to the reading of the names of fallen comrades. A parade, 21 gun salute and the laying of the wreath--very moving. And then two fighter jets did a fly-by. It's so easy to forget what our freedom costs. For today, let's all remember.