Monday, May 26, 2008

In Memorium

Today is Memorial Day, the day when we should remember all soldiers who have died while serving. As the child of a military officer, I feel it is my patriotic duty to forgo the snark today and instead encourage everyone to reflect on the real reason for this holiday. It doesn't matter what you think of the current mess in Iraq or the military in general--just remember the soldiers, the real men and women in those uniforms, who died.

Most of us no longer visit cemeteries to decorate the graves of soldiers. The least we can do is just pause for a moment, in the midst of family celebrations and barbecues, to remember.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that lovely reminder, Kristen.

I especially remember my dad, who enlisted to fight in World War II, returned, married, and just did his job as a husband, father, citizen, brother, son, friend, neighbor, human being. The world is brighter and better because we had him. He was an awesome man.