Do you remember?
Memorial Day is taking the time to remember.
To remember all those in uniform who have sacrificed so generously and courageously for our country.
To remember the families — the partners, children, and others — who spent so much time separated from their loved ones, who waited and waited for the joyous return without knowing if there would be one, and especially for those who suffered a loss, leaving a painful gap that could never be filled.
To remember my father who fought on the front lines in Europe during World War II and came home victorious but wounded in spirit.
To remember those spread across our planet doing their best to serve our country and others, some in danger, others far from home and family, all sacrificing for a nation desperate for peace but reluctantly ready for war.
On this Memorial Day, let’s take a few moments to remember and give thanks for courage and sacrifice and love.