On this Memorial Day weekend, and every Memorial Day, we need to remember what this National Holiday is all about. I’ve visited a number of National Cemeteries and I’m always moved emotionally by them.
This year Memorial Day has special meaning for me and my family. We lost my father this year. He was a Veteran of WW II and was seriously injured in France, suffering a severe head injury which left him hemiplegic from the date of his injury in 1944 until his passing a few months ago. He was a hero in war, retrieving a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) from a downed soldier thus making him the desired target of the enemy. To our family however, he was more of a hero for the life he lived following the war! Despite his disability, he was a wonderful, husband, father, businessman, and friend. He never complained about his injury and never let it get in his way! He was an excellent example of why his generation was and is known as “The Greatest Generation”!
On Memorial Day remember what it’s all about! Think about and pay your respects to our fallen veterans!