Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day is always a special day in our hearts around here. Being a military family really brings it home for us. Every year we join the scouts to place flags on the graves of soldiers who have died defending our country.

One year we went to a parade on Memorial Day. There were many active duty soldiers marching or riding in the parade. But the regiment I'll always remember was the group of veterans who marched together under their flag.

They were old and gray but they held themselves straight and proud and their eyes stayed locked in front as they marched. That was the group that made me tear up as they marched by. I knew they had seen a lot in their many years and yet they were still proud to come back and be recognized as soldiers. I have never forgotten the image of those men marching along.

Today we honor the men and women who have given their lives in service to this country. We honor their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.

We do not forget.

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