Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
From a headstone in Ireland
Memorial Day, first observed in 1868, is about remembering those who gave their lives so we might enjoy ours
Today, while enjoying your barbecues and vacations and swimming pools and quality time with your families, remember those who have sacrificed everything so that we could continue to do so.
It's a day to remember too those that are harms way. Our airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines risk death every day, not only at the hands of our enemies but also simply by doing their jobs, jobs that by their very nature can never be made safe. Remember them today, Memorial Day, and the sacrifice so many of them have made
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
We also use Memorial Day to also honor family members who have died, not just servicemen and women. There are many in my family that I'll be remembering and missing this day.
On this Memorial Day, let us pray for peace and may all those remembered deep in our hearts be in our thoughts and prayers.
Somewhere, for everyone, there is that person, who, inside their mind , carries the memories of a person's soul so that they might never be forgotten, and in that, we are all immortal.
I'm sending you best wishes for a Happy Memorial Day!