As time went on, Memorial Day grew in a lot of ways. I really like the deeper meanings that have been added to my family's celebration. We do remember family members who have gone on before us, but we also remember all those who laid down their lives to protect our freedoms.
It grieves my heart that there are forces at work in the United States right now that are trying to take away most of those freedoms. If we allow that to happen, we are mocking the memory of those brave men and women who lost their lives defending us.
And I like the aspect of Memorial Day where we honor those who have served in the military and are still with us. In my immediate family, I celebrate these people who served honorably:
My father: Ben Nelson, who is now deceased.
My husband: James Dooley.
My son-in-law: Eric Waldron.
My grandson: Timothy Van Zant, who currently serves.
Thank you for your service. You are often in my prayers.
Usually, our family gets together to have a cookout and fun together. But this year, my married granddaughter and her husband are moving, so James will be helping them most of the day. I'm not sure what else will happen, but in all the business of the weekend we will take the time to remember.
How will your family spend Memorial Day?
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