Monday, May 27, 2013

We Remember.


As we sat and waited for the parade to start, we talked about the meaning of Memorial Day, and why we celebrate it. Memorial Day is the day that we remember those who have died in active duty, during an American War. They gave their lives for the very freedoms we enjoy (and take for granted) every day, and those lives are worth remembering. We talked about some of those various freedoms, and what our lives might be like without them.

 
And as the parade progressed, we shouted "thank you!" and "thank you for your service!" to the many veterans and current service personnel. We waved hands and flags and smiled. And my heart was so full of gratitude. Gratitude for the lives lost, and the lives of those precious people that are here today, able to walk or ride, or roll in wheel chairs in this parade, and also remember their fallen friends.
 

 



 
If you have lost a loved one during active duty, today especially, we remember and recognize their sacrifice, and that of your family.  I thank you for your personal sacrifice for the freedom my family enjoys. Thank you!
 

1 comment:

  1. What a great parade and what a special way to remember those who gave their all for us. I will have to remember this next year.

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