I had to re-blog this because I felt that Gary put into beautiful words something that I have been thinking the past few days... I mean how do we even begin to thank those that gave their lives for us so that we may walk free... What do we say to their families who suffered the loss of their loved ones so that we may walk free... I have no answer my friends but I do know that a contribution to Wounded Warriors is the least I can do...
I love this: Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have....Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people that fought for the things that we have...
On Memorial Day we read many articles on its history with the Civil War and the original Decoration Day and that it was May 30th and recent men and women from Iraq or Afghanistan who served and lost their lives and now Memorial Day is EVERY day for those families.
I have found it HARD to thank the dead in person. It is almost like saying I love you to someone in a casket or giving them flowers in the casket.
Love, and thanks, and flowers, must be given for the other person to RESPOND in this life while they are alive with you.
So in my OWN take on Memorial Day, and WHY it is so important to honor those who have died for us, not just with parades but by thinking
Connect The Dead To The Living.
How do we do that????
We remember our
WAY OF LIFE.
Fun, enjoyment, freedoms, security the best we can have, pursuit of happiness.
Think of a road trip with your family dog. THAT is joy. That, and a million other things that can make you happy, that is what these fallen heroes have left behind for us. Plus if we know them directly their memories when they were alive.
Death in the military or combat no one wishes on anyone. It is another part of life. But remember the LIVING part of life that resulted from their sacrifice.
LOVE THOSE ROAD TRIPS and LIFE !!!! (given to us by our fallen comrades)