Monday, May 26, 2014
Today I honor all those who lost their lives in the service of our country, as well as those who lost their youth, their innocence, and are carrying the physical and mental scars of their service. Last night I watched the PBS Memorial Day show, which always moves me to tears. I got an added bonus though, because my nephew's fiancÚ is one of the Navy Sea Chanters, and I got a glimpse of her on-stage.
My father, my grandfather, my uncles, my cousins - most have served. One uncle served in WW2, Korea and Vietnam as a Navy Medic attached to the Marines. One cousin was a seal in Team 6. I have relatives that served in the army, the air force, and the marines. My DH served in the air force, but fortunately he was not sent to Viet Nam.
Yes, this afternoon I will get into my pool, and we will grill something for dinner tonight. But though it all, remember those we honor today.