Thursday, May 25, 2006
My dad served in the US Navy years before I was even born. He was on a battleship in the pacific when my brother Don was born. He was always making sure we showed respect to all military and their families because he knew what each one gave up to protect each of us. He was proud to be a veteran and was proud of my brothers for their military service. So this Memorial Day I will remember my dad, remember all veterans, remember all military families. I will give thanks for each soldier that is giving up so much to let me enjoy my freedom. I will give thanks for the families of those soldiers that give up having their soldier home with them so I might enjoy my freedom. I will give thanks that my husband, brothers, son in laws and daughter served their country so I might enjoy my freedom but are now safely home. I will pray for the soldiers that didn't make it back home because they were fighting for my freedom. I will pray for their families that had to give up someone precious to them so I might have my freedom. I will remember why we have Memorial Day and I will remember why I have the freedom to celebrate this day. ....... I will remember..... Will you?