Memorial Day. For those who can think beyond the barbecues, pool parties and first-of-summer sales, we think of our fallen heroes. We think of those men and women who have laid down their lives for our opportunity to have those barbecues, pool parties and sales (among other things). We think of those for whom there was no more American way of life because there was no more life.
We think of their service and we give thanks.
I keep coming back to a story written a year ago by Dallas Morning News reporter Steve Blow, who so eloquently points out that Memorial Day is a great time to honor the living. Read his piece and let me know what you think.
Veterans are the first to shake another veteran’s hand and say thanks. They understand, respect, protect and love each other like family. So how about for this Memorial Day, we honor the veterans who have passed by lifting up those who live amongst us? Honor the service of our fallen heroes by honoring our living heroes.
I like that idea. What do you think?