Memorial Day in America is lots of things----parades, hamburgers and hotdogs on grills, and a day off from work.
All the hoopla is also tinged with sadness since it is a day to remember soldiers who went off to wars and never came home.
Can you even imagine what that must be like for a mother or father?
Their son or daughter, raised from the time they took their very first breath, joins the U.S. Armed Forces, is sent away, and gets killed, all in the name of freedom.
All the photos of childhood ballet recitals, ball games, high school graduations, and trophies from sports are left behind, bringing back only memories instead of soldier daughters and sons.
Never again will they give them hugs or see them move forward in their lives.
Whenever I see the American flag rippling in a breeze, it touches my heart and often even makes my eyes fill with tears.
What a price some people have paid for this precious gift of freedom.
Today, we remember...
WHO DID YOU KNOW WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY?