MEMORIAL DAY 2016
And with one weekend, one barbecue, one family squabble.. the season of heat begins. Enjoy every last fleeting moment of it. After all, wasn’t it just 2006 yesterday?
Today, my wife and I took my son, Ayden, to a town parade and Memorial Day service. It was sparsely crowded. A few people, older than the average soldier, actually almost passed out in the heat. Luckily the boy scouts and moms rescued them from worse damage while EMTs stood safety by watching from a distance.
Despite the heat and baking sun, the few and proud soldiers and veterans of combat commented on the lack of interest. Memorial Day services are seldom crowded. But highways are.. and parks. And campgrounds.. and bars.. and movies..
But Memorial Day events? No.
Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance.. that was one line from a warrior on stage, speaking to a mostly empty street under the summer sun. Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance…
And who remembers? Who recalls? Who celebrates and thanks those who rest in graves or those whose souls still inhabit foreign lands? …