With this being the week leading up to Memorial Day, the topic for us a tribute to those who died in the military service, not to be confused with Veteran’s Day, where we honor all who have served in the military.
My thoughts are with all those who sacrificed everything for others.
Many gave their lives, but still walk among us.
Those we remember faced what most of us would find unimaginable, saw what many would consider unbearable, and sometimes had to do what otherwise, even to them, would be unthinkable.
And I ‘support the troops’, in every way, in very personal, in-action ways. My brother fought in Viet Nam. My second son was in fire in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This is indeed a holiday, for indeed, it is a ‘holy day’, to reflect, remember and appreciate lost lives, and may I add, sacrificed lives, lives that were killed in war, although their bodies still walk, (for the most part), and they still breathe, but their lives were lost. Most people never know just how lost.
Let us not get so caught up in the celebrations that we forget that this is a solemn remembrance of those who gave it all.
And let us not get so caught up in the celebrations that we do not our best to keep as many of our servicepeople from being among those we honor this weekend.
God bless and keep them, every one. And may those who lost their lives, find peace.