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Remembering Memorial Day

Posted on: May 29, 2011

While I’m excited about the lovely weather and extra day off this Memorial Day weekend I also know that the holiday is about much more than that.

John-E-Lennon-NavyJohn-E-Lennon-Navy(my dad)

Last Memorial Day we were performing the ritual of visiting the family graves to plant flowers and say a prayer. With the help of a wheelchair van we were able to bring my dad along, having no idea it would be the last time he’d be with us to share in this family tradition.

This weekend while I think of all of the relatives who have passed I’ll also be remembering my dad, who began that Memorial Day ritual for our family, and instilled in us a respect for history and the people and places who are no longer with us.

Life is short- so do the best you can with the time you have.

2 responses to "Remembering Memorial Day"

  1. George May 29, 2011 at 13:15

    God Bless your Dad and mine and all those who have served our country.


  2. Richard. May 30, 2011 at 14:42

    Well said, i couldnt do a better job. These folks are my heroes now, and from the past. Richard