A few years ago, I visited the WWII Memorial in Washington, D C. I was so moved by this memorial and by what I experienced being there that day. WWII veterans--there in wheelchairs or with walkers or canes; there with family, some alone. But, what I found so moving was the recognition shown to these veterans. Strangers coming up to them and thanking them for their service to our country and making that sacrifice. That visit is one that I will remember for the rest of my life as it helped shape my appreciation for those who serve and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their life for this country and our freedom.
On Monday, pray for those who serve currently, have served and have given their life for us. Thank a veteran or a member of the military. If your community has a Memorial Day observance, attend it, it is a great time for reflection and recognition. Have a great holiday!