It’s Memorial Day. Everywhere I look it seems I see flags flying high and parades of proud Americans marching in honor of Memorial Day. Today we are reminded of the sadness in memory of our fallen who served our country. We remember.
I remember. I take a few minutes this morning with my coffee to remember those who have gone before me and even those who are still here who have served our country. I have a lot of family who served our country. Some are still here, others have passed away. But each one of them proudly served and were changed by their experiences. To have a day set aside in ceremony to honor them warms my heart.
When I try to think about the sacrifices that those in the military have given up for us, it feels unimaginable. The changes that seem to occur through their unique experiences holds such a tender spot in my heart for I know I cannot even begin to fathom what they’ve endured, when they have seen battles and even when they haven’t.
I imagine the changes in psyche that occur for those in military service. It cannot be otherwise the civilian in me thinks. Just the training and mindset to be willing to serve our country and the courage to potentially lay down your life for what you believe in and for countless strangers and citizens. I’m in awe. I’m honored.
So please accept my humble thank you to all on this day. I remember you.