I will admit that with our recent PCS and STILL moving into our house (unpacking, organizing) I didn't do anything spectacular to mark the occasion... but I did think back and reflect on the amazing memorial I experienced in 2011.
Click HERE and you can see pictures and read about the Yuba City's Calvery Christian Center "A Grateful Nation Remembers" I went to last year. They open this amazing memorial annually. Amazing!
It would have been thrilling to go to it again, though I know it was nearly impossible for me to attend... what with moving, and hubby starting classes, and the whole airfare cost.
So with all that I was doing today I took time to think and reflect.
This year, I thought about my "little" brother who is currently deployed to Afghanistan at a FOB and I'm praying for his safety.
I thought about my uncle's nephew (my cousin-in-law) who, right now, is recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center from devastating injuries he received in Afghanistan.
I thought about the family stationed in Germany, a friend of a friend, who just experienced that dreaded knock on the door and laid to rest their loved one this week.
I thought of my many military friends who have husbands deployed. And those who have husbands at home.
I also thought about my dad, who is now retired from military service.
And, of course, I thought about my husband and our place in this country.
I hope you all had time to reflect on this Memorial Day and why you get this day off from work and school. It's much more than BBQ's and parties.