I remember the first time I saw Arlington Cemetery in person. What an impressive sight. Rows and rows of crosses indicating lives lost in defense of the freedoms we enjoy. Then there is the Vietnam Memorial, another monument to valiant lives lost in defense of this great country. We often take our freedoms and liberties for granted, we shouldn’t. Too many countries in this world have no such freedom or liberty. Ours is not without its’ costs. Military families don’t take our freedom as US citizens so lightly. They know all too well the costs. It is a shame that we need monuments, crosses and holidays to remember and pay tribute. Don’t let the true meaning of Memorial Day go unnoticed. If you need a tangible reminder google some pictures of Arlington Cemetery or the Vietnam Memorial. They are poignant reminders of our fallen heroes along with many sights in our capital and all over this great land. We really should not ever forget!
Have a blessed Memorial Day holiday!