Monday, May 31, 2010
Remember - Always!
Here are three ways to remember those who deserve to be remembered always - not just on this Memorial Day holiday.
The first reminder that I offer is a view through the eyes of 1LT Rajiv Srinivasan, who writes about a memorial service for a fallen soldier from Attack Company at FOB Ramrod in Afghanistan.
The second reminder is seen through my eyes as I attended the burial of Chief Warrant Officer Dennis Hay at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Resting Place of the Dead
The third reminder, again seen through my eyes, was the moving experience of family and friends sharing memories of 1st LT Rob "Sly" Seidel at the wedding of Socrates and Emily Rosenfeld.
In Memory of Robert "Sly" Seidel
I am not sure how you and your loved ones and friends are spending your time on this holiday Monday. If you are reading this Blog, then you have an opportunity to pause and remember and offer prayers for those who gave their all - and for the families and comrades who live with the consequences of those sacrifices.
The image at the top of this article is of a very moving scene that I saw yesterday on Boston Common. Over 20,000 flags have been placed in memory of the men and women from Massachusetts who have died in service to our nation. If you are in Boston today, stop by to pay your respects.
Remember - always.