Many of us may keep a cross as a memorial for this act of love.
What do you do as a memorial for your fallen war heroes? Do you wave a flag? Do you have medals displayed? Do you keep old letters? Do you have photographs of them in uniform?
Do you have family members or friends who are still fighting for our freedoms today?
Though this day, Memorial Day, is officially for remembering those lost and gone, and we should take some time to think of them and pray for their families, I would also like to take a moment to appreciate those still here with us and those who continue to give of themselves to serve, often not knowing what will become of them.
My father served in the United States Navy. One of my brothers served as a Lieutenant in the Navy and was stationed at Japan during Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines. Another brother served in the United States Army as a Gunner on a Hum-V at Iraq as an E-4 Specialist and returned home wounded, yet very much alive. My husband's father served in the United States Marine Corps.