My grandfather, father, and two brothers served. Their service spanned from WW1, through the early turn of this century. They're all now gone. They survived their times in the service, but the sorrow I feel for their passing is still deep; a pain that tugs at my heart. Thank you for your post. If we can't remember them, we can't realize the sacrifices so many gave so we could be free.
Jess...Although I had no one close to me in service, I feel strongly that those who did serve need to be remembered. And not just one or two days out of the year. I owe them. I will not forget them.
My wife's school system is having school on Memorial Day. Martin Luther King day is a sacrosanct holiday. Memorial Day is a snow makeup day. Something is out of kilter.
Harry...That is just wrong, on so many levels. Goes to show the lack of respect prevalent today.
Our local men's club will be honoring all the veteran's who have passed at our local cemetery today. We put in flag poles a couple of years ago to fly not only the US flag, but all of the service flags also.Each year along with the local VFW and Boy Scout's troop we place a cross and a flag on all the graves in remembrance.
What a wonderful way to remember those who served. Thank you for making sure that they are not forgotten.