May 28, 2018

The day

Memorial Day.  Yes it's the official kickoff of summer.  But it's not all hot dogs and chili sauce, burgers and fries, ice cream and sodas.  Getting together for enjoyable times with family and friends, is also the day to remember all the young souls from decades ago to present day. 
Many never came home to rest, no grave for loved ones to visit, no family to be laid at their side.  They rest among those that fought with them.  I listed the American military cemeteries in foreign lands a few years ago.  You can see the list here.
Whether on our soil or others, honor them all today with gratitude.
When you're having a bad day, think of them and try to imagine what they endured.


Angie said...

All too often forgotten, the ones that gave their lives :(
Just saw this article. Never knew the dogs were euthanized.
It's about time they have their own memorial.
I hope you don't mind that I attached the link.

Ms Peppercorn said...

Thank you for posting this. I looked up my uncle who was killed at the Battle of the Bulge and found his burial site in Ardennes Belgium.

Barb said...

Thank you for this thoughtful post. We helped at a traveling Viet Nam Wall a few years ago. There are still many who are suffering. I was really moved by the experience.

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