When this reaches print, Memorial Day will be a memory among the many that have passed.
Unfortunately, the one day dedicated to those brave souls that died so we may live and be free is too short-lived. The sacrifices these brave men and women endured should remain with us way beyond Memorial Day. Without this dedication, the tyrants of the world would like nothing better than to see us grovel in defeat.
The row upon row of white stones at the cemeteries, marked with flags, should be a haunting reminder of the cruelty one human can bestow upon another and yet, we never learn.
I see the veterans, some old, some young, and some barely able to walk, marching in the parades, standing tall and proud. Their sense of pride is felt deeply, never faltering and no regrets, but a deep-seeded feeling they knew they had fought and are still fighting for the greatest country on earth.
Find a corner of your heart where Memorial Day can linger, not simply for one day, but forever, constantly remembering those that died did not die in vain.