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It's not a Happy Memorial Day
Before you wish someone a Happy Memorial Day please think! It is not.
Memorial Day is a time to think on and honor those who died serving our country. This hit home for me a few days ago when my son, who served in the U. S Marine Corps in 2nd Recon a special forces unit posted the following on Facebook. It was written in 2006, when his unit was in Iraq and it sums up some of the emotions these young men and their families carry with them every year at this time. He lost 12 friends that tour, a large number for the small unit they were. Many carry survivors' guilt, and many went through things we can never imagine or comprehend. Leaving all politics aside please take time to honor these young men and women who have served and if anything give them a hug and let them know you care for them even if you don't understand the mental or physical scars they carry.
Written in 2006:
To family and friends and all those back home who support the fight for freedom,
I just sealed the envelope on what I hope to be the last condolence letter I ever ... more
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