Monday, May 31, 2010

A Memorial...

This time last year my husband and I were visiting family and sites in the Washington DC area. One of our stops was at Arlington National Cemetery. The reverence one feels at this memorial rivals any church setting. It is peaceful and beautiful and the surroundings elicit feelings of gratitude, allegiance, and honor from those who visit. One can't walk away from that setting without feeling changed.

My appreciation goes out to all those who have served and are serving our country, including my father who was in the army in WWII. He passed away 14 years ago today, and he is resting on my mind this beautiful Memorial Day. I am so grateful for the brave men and women, past and present, who have defended our country. I am also grateful for their families who, I'm sure, know as much about sacrifice as those who've served.

Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.
- Wallace Bruce

Have a wonderful day remembering those you've loved
while celebrating this meaningful holiday.


4 comments:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Lovely post. Yes, Arlington is a beautiful place and one feels proud to be an American when visiting there and remembering all those who lost their lives to protect our freedom. Love & blessings from NC!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Beautiful post Suzanne.
Thank you,
Kristin

Melissa said...

It is so good to have reminders - remembering is so important.

MiaKatia said...

So beautifully written. I totally agree about the reverence at Arlington National Cemetery. I am so thankful for all of our soldiers.