On this Memorial Day 2022 in the United States, we mourn all those brave and patriotic American men and women who have served our country and are now on watch in heaven.
Raising our Red, White and Blue American flag today brings tears to our eyes. It reminds us of all that have raised their hand to volunteer and all those who we have lost, to insure our flag is a beacon to the rest of the world.
If you have ever attended a funeral in Arlington National Cemetery...you know what feeling comes over you.
Standing there, when you read the birth dates in Section 60 and you realize how young they were and all those before them.
Defending our own country and all those others who are unable to defend themselves, from perpetual evil forces.
You see, only people who have served and perhaps even their own close family members, truly understand.
Standing there, on a glorious sunny afternoon in Virginia, watching a tearful Mother as she is handed the U.S. Flag carefully folded into a triangle, is an image one shall never forget.
You see, until you have been there, how could you understand what our Memorial Day is truly about.
The Dedication. The Service. The Sweat and Tears. The Courage. The Pride. The Ultimate Sacrifice.
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