I wrote this a year ago and my sentiments remain. My appreciation for the fallen has not diminished and I pray the families missing their loved ones have more peace with each passing day.
I know I can’t do our fallen heroes justice, so let’s start with that understanding. I cannot say anything that comes close to showing my appreciation for their sacrifice. No amount of words can let the families left behind know just how grateful we as a nation are for their sacrifice. I have friends who lost their husbands in defense of this country and I am continually amazed at their strength and grace.
I realized something today, something that I’ve always known in my mind but rarely allow to filter down into my heart: I am but one bullet away from being a widow. One IED away from having someone hand me a folded flag.
As a civilian, Memorial Day was a day off from school; a day for cook outs and spending time with my family. I assure you that I never knew what it meant. Veteran’s…
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