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Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

I realized when I started writing this blog that my date had fallen on Memorial Day, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to talk about it. 

First and foremost, my thoughts and thanks go out to all those who have lost their lives while defending our country. Though I don't write military heroes, I love reading them. One of my favorite authors is queen of military romance and she's done an amazing job of shining a light on their courage and selflessness. (I'm talking about Suzanne Brockmann. Her Troubleshooter series is like non other I've ever read.)

To those of you who have lost loved ones as they defended our country, my heart goes out to you. My dad and uncle both served in WWII and both survived to live very long lives, but my neighbor wasn't as lucky with her son who served in the Vietnam War. It's devastating to lose a loved one, but probably even harder when it happens in the military because the possibility is there from the beginning and that fear is always in the back of the mind. 

I hope everyone takes some time to remember what Memorial Day is really all about. It's not only honoring the fallen men and women who have defended our nation, but it's understanding that their sacrifice is why we are free today.

If you've lost someone or know someone who has, please share their name and a little history to help remember and commemorate. 


Anne Marie Becker said...

Prayers and heartfelt gratitude to the families and friends of soldiers who have fallen. My father was career military, all the way back to Vietnam, so we grew up with great respect for the military. (And I LOVE Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters. Love.) Thanks for the reminder of what today's all about, Dee J.

Dee J. said...

Happy Memorial Day, Anne Marie. And my thanks for your father for his service.

Rita said...

There are too many to name. The memory of their sacrifices prod me to do better.

Dee J. said...

Aw, Rita... So sorry. And a nice sentiment.

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