Today I Remember

26 May

Around My Home, we fly the American flag on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and several other times a year. It’s one way we can publicly display gratitude for our troops.

Today I remember the men and women who have fought bravely to defend this country that I love.

Today I remember that I am able to experience many enjoyable moments during this three-day weekend: grilling in the backyard, getting in some much-needed rest, and spending time with my family, because of the selfless sacrifice of others.

Today I remember my uncle, who served in the Air Force, my brother who was in the National Guard and now serves in law enforcement, and my grandfather who was a Detroit firefighter for more than 20 years. (Although I know that the fire department is not part of the military, I always thought of my grandfather as a public defender and patriot.)

Today I remember and say thank you to the men and women of our military who selflessly protect the freedom that I cherish.

And today I say thank you to the families that love them.

May God bless America and those that love her,

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2 Responses to “Today I Remember”

  1. Doc Carter May 28, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    Too often we plod through our own little universes oblivious to the fact that someone else made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy the things we love most. Thanks for posting this reminder. It helps bring reality back into the present by reminding us of what others have done for us in the past.

    • mbolke May 28, 2014 at 8:22 am #

      Absolutely – thank you for taking the time to post.

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