This isn’t going to be a long blog. Today is a point in case where a picture is worth a thousand words. There are some holidays that really make me miss my Dad. I always used to call him on Veteran’s Day; He was so proud of his naval service during World War II and then subsequently in later years he joined the Naval Reserve as an officer.
However, this weekend is not about honoring those that served and lived to tell about it. Memorial Day weekend is all about honoring those that died while serving the cause – whether you agree with the cause or not is irrelevant because some mother or father somewhere is mourning the loss of their child who went to war. There are thousands and thousands of white crosses in cemeteries around this country….and yet we keep on sending our youth, our future, off to fight wars on the other side of the world! WTF? WHERE is it written that the United States is the peace keeper of the world? Or that it’s our business to decide what political group is running a country other than ours?
I’m not going any further with this little rant because ALL I REALLY WANTED TO SAY was “It’s Memorial Day weekend and it’s not all about picnics and parties.
photo courtesy of montyrainey.wordpress.com