We cherish too the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies
I am grateful. I am grateful that I was blessed to be born in the United States of America. I am grateful that my ancestors were brave enough to make the journey to this country leaving behind all that they knew. I am grateful that multiple generations of my family from my grandfather to my nephew have been willing to serve in the military to protect our nation from those who would harm us. And I am grateful for my countrymen who have done the same. I am grateful for those warriors who lost their lives in the service of our country and I hold a special place in my heart for their families.
Memorial Day is a day of sacred remembrance. It is the day to pause and remember those who died while serving our country. Yes, there will be barbecues and gatherings with family and friends but take a moment to remember those men and women who lost their lives while serving our country and to offer up a prayer for those warriors who are protecting our nation now.