Fly It High!!!
This Memorial Day maybe we should take a moment to reflect on some of the past and the future. Oh yes, we fire upt the grill for families to gather around and enjoy and then someone remembers to put up the American flag if they can remember where they put in from last Memorial Day. I ask you? just look around your neighborhood do you see that beautiful flag waving---EVERYDAY? Yet it is the same symbol that we all fight and die for!
When I look back in the past, WWll, every house or apartment had a flag either outside or in the window. I watched my mother go each day to work---she was one of the many Rosie the Riveters and there was always an American Flag patch sewed on her shirt. No matter what your beliefs are of the wars and conflicts of today---we all carry that Flag as our symbol.
The reality of it all is when one stands in front of this wall and you reach out and touch some of those names.
I believe that some wars were necessary and some are not. I as a parent found that the hardest part is to watch a son and a daughter go off to honor this cause. I was fortunate that my son and daughter returned.
In today's world filled with terror and conflicts we should ask ourselves is it too much to simply fly that beautiful flag each and every day as we build more ---WALLS?