While tomorrow is the actual Memorial Day, I’m writing about it today. I used to think that Memorial Day was to remember anyone in your life who had died. This is how my Dad had celebrated it. I have memories of going to visit the cemetery to clean up the grave stones. Later I would learn that it was about remember those who gave their lives servicing in the military, in the line of duty. So this post is to honor a good friend, Sarah Small, who lost her life, serving in the USAF. as well as everyone else and their families who have made the ultimate scarifice. I still miss her even after 10 years.
I am grateful for everyone’s service. Drafted or by choice. I’m grateful to live in a country where we have the freedoms we have. We are blessed. My wish for today is that in all of our differences of opinions on life, politics, religion, and whatever – that we remember we are all humans with faults. None of us are perfect. We all fail. We all make mistakes. Can we just please remember to extend grace and kindness, myself included. Remember we are so blessed to live in the United States of America. Remember all those who fought to provide us this incredible country to live in.
Have a safe Memorial Day!