Well it is Memorial day weekend. I have not done to much.
I did however go up to the cemetery . I sent Rusty an e mail with thee pictures in it. Rusty just cried. He told me thank you. Rusty said that he really is not ready to go up there yet, but he is glad that I did that for him.
Then we walked over to this section of the cometary that had all of the flags waving. I thought it was an awesome sight. I am not glad that all of these people died serving their country, but to think that someone took the time to line up all of those flags is just awesome!
On the way home from the cemetery I told Kevin that my dad taught me a very important lesson. He did not teach me this lesson by any words but by his actions. My dad always flew our flag and when needed he would tie a yellow ribbon around the top of it. My dad never talked about the service, but he would never let someone else talk bad about our service men and women. Lord help the person that ever burned a flag around him. My dad taught me that being a proud American does not happen when it is a popular thing to do. Being a proud American is a full time job.
I can guarantee you that you that we will always have a flag flying on the front of our house. I do not know how many times a year we have to buy a new flag, but I do not count the cost.
I really do not need to be reminded what Memorial day is all about. I am living it. I am going to spend this weekend entertaining the marines and a sailor. I know the cost of war and I know the sacrifice of these men and women.
Today I was happy to see people sleeping in. I was happy to justsit around and talk. I was happy to just be able to spend some time with out friends. This is what Memorial day is all about. It is not only about honoring our fallen hero's, but also those who are still serving.
Right now I have a group of service men and women sitting around a fire. I know that they are laughing and telling war stories. I think I am the luckiest person in the world.