I’m sure most of you have wonderful plans for this special day. We have the perfect weather here for celebrating. Cloud cover and not much above 80 degrees which is a break for us.
I spent yesterday repairing my son’s flag that had become a bit tattered from catching on the edge of the roof last year. No wind today will help keep it nice. I have lots of reasons to memorialize today.
Today would be the day my dad would have celebrated his birthday. Happy Birthday, dad. He served 20 years in the Army and felt quite lost when he retired. Here is his photo when he first enlisted and didn’t even have a name on his uniform yet. I do not believe he was 18 yet. Many lied about their ages then.
My first husband served three years in the Army during the era of drafting so he chose to enlist. That worked out much better for him. It also changed him much like it did my dad.
So today I remember all those who have served and sacrificed for us as well as all those who hold a place in our hearts though no longer in our arms.
Have a wonderfilled day.
America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor. ~ Paul Tsongas
From my heart to yours,