While my Dad and my maternal Grandmother served our country, neither died whilst in service of our country. Today is a day to honor and remember those, and their loved ones, that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting our country, and the independence and freedom that was fought for before them. As we continue to evolve and fight new threats; whether ISIS, homegrown terrorists or the continued inequity in our own justice system, let’s remember those and their families that believed and ultimately sacrificed so that we may continue on.
I was lucky that my father was short time and did not have to serve in Vietnam but because of that is younger brother did. He barely survived and I take this day to remember the dreams he had but couldn’t achieve because he came back home blind in one eye, deaf in one ear, and a metal plate in his head and nightmares. And the guilt my father lived with. Your tribute was beautiful.
Wow! Thank you for sharing. Yes, survivor’s guilt is a very real thing indeed.
I am in tears! Thank you for this.
I seriously wonder if we are related…especially since you live nearby. 😉
Thank you for sharing your heart on this very somber day and honoring our fallen.