On Memorial Day
Most of us are spectators paying tribute to our fallen heroes.
And then there are those who have been ‘left behind’. Those whose hearts have been dimmed and whose world has been shattered forever.
It is they who are to be mourned.
It is they who live with ‘the ultimate sacrifice’ every day of their lives.
It is they who experience Memorial Day 365 days a year.
The true meaning of Memorial Day is theirs and it is theirs alone.
God give them strength and the faith that someday we will all meet again.
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check payable to “The United States of America”
for an amount “up to and including his life.”
“One man with Courage is a Majority” – Thomas Jefferson