Memorial Day is traditionally the start of summer. For kids, it is an extra day off at the end of school with the possibility of pool time. It is a weekend of great American food, the start of BBQ season, the beginning of summer vegetables, Mom’s potato salad and maybe even homemade ice cream. All of these things are wonderful and we are so lucky to enjoy them and I hope we always can. Which brings us to the most important part of Memorial Day, remembrance and gratitude.
Thank you to all who have served or are serving. Thank you for keeping our country free and protected. Thank you to all American soldiers who happen to be our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, moms and dads, aunts and uncles, friends and neighbors, all who are fighting for our freedom and safety.
Thank you just does not seem like enough, but I am grateful and I am thinking of you. Thank you for your sacrifice.
From Washington, D.C., here are some photos of the Vietnam Memorial starting at sunrise and ending at with the first evening light.