Memorial Day
May 30, 2011, 8:12 am
Filed under: May 2011
A Day of Remembrance

May 30, 2011

     Today is Memorial Day and I will pause to remember and to thank the veterans who have served our country. In our little country cemetery just down the road, the flags stand proud, paying tribute to the men and women who served. The silence was deafening as I stood among the large trees and thanked those who died helping to preserve the freedoms that I enjoy.
     Today is also a day where we pause to remember people we have known along with  family members who have left this world. I will not be sad today because I will remember all the good memories from those people who have touched my heart.
     Some scars on my heart have not healed, some are barely visible , but all of them are badges of honor. To have been touched by someone who left a mark on your heart is a divine gift. Many people have never known the wonder of true friendship or felt the wonderful pain of love. I have been fortunate enough to have known both.
     I am a better man for the bumps, bruises and marks upon my heart, left there by folks who loved me. It has shaped my life and defined me as a person. I am filled with reflections, fond memories and the resolve to make more memories with the people I touch, by deed, word or prose.
     Celebrate your life and those that you love. Remember the people who have made a mark on your soul and be the person God wants you to be.  There are two who died to make me free, one is Jesus Christ the other is the American soldier … I hold them both dear.

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