It Seems Appropriate to Reblog this post I wrote a few years back. I'm feeling a bit emotional today and grateful and nostalgic.
I can't remember a time where I didn't cry when "Taps" was played. The slow, simple bugle cadence, with it's mournful sound, goes straight to my heart, my very soul. It is, in it's simplicity, a universal reminder to us, to pause, reflect and remember those courageous men and women who have died to protect our freedoms. I want to say thank you, from my heart for your service. I am eternally grateful
I wanted to include a portion of a blog by Dan Doyle on TheVeteransSite.com Blog on why it is important that we remember and why we pay tribute to our fallen heroes
It is not wars that we are remembering with this national holiday. Rather, we are remembering those who served and those who gave their last full measure of devotion in order to insure that the freedoms that this country offers to all would be able to be passed on to the next generations. We remember them because they tell us something of our human dignity. They remind us of the cost of freedom and of the quality of our character as a nation. We do not gather on this holiday to glorify wars. Rather, we are challenged to remember that wwhen war comes unbidden to us, there are those who are willing to give their all to defend this nation. Deep down we want to remember in the hope that we will find ways to prevent wars and never again have to fight them again. There is, among veterans, no more hoped for desire than the desire that their own sons and daughters will never have to suffer the terrors of war, or the effects of war.
Read more at http://blog.theveteranssite.com/memorial-day2015-tribute/#xHHC1cZs032FZA1p.99
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the Lake, from the Hill,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh
Thanks and praise
For our days
'Neath the sun, 'Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky,
As we go, this we know,
God is nigh