Monday, May 26, 2008
I spent much of the day thinking about Memorial Day. This morning I wondered exactly how I could honor the day. My husband had to work. We did not have any special plans. Here's what I did: I read about Memorial Day online. I said a prayer for the families that have lost soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then, I talked to my kids about why we celebrate Memorial day. I started by asking if they knew what Memorial day is. Jonathan said, "It is the day we celebrate the army guys that died in the war." We talked about the different military branches and how we honor those that died. As I have thought about it, I have decided Jonathan wasn't really wrong. It is about celebrating what they were willing to do for our country. It is about celebrating people who served and gave us their all. I cannot forget- people are doing that today.
For another Memorial Day tribute, stumble over here.