Lest We Forget

Anyone who spends much time around me knows that I’m pretty rabid when it comes the military. Lawyer Guy is a disabled US Army vet. My brother served in the Air Force during Viet Nam. While my dad wasn’t active duty, he was one of the original engineers on the B-17 bomber.

While looking at images for today, I came across many that touched my heart (and I’ve shared some of them in other “social” places), some made me mad, and some made me sad. There was one depicting a disabled vet in a wheelchair, dressed in BDUs, placing flags on military graves. The message? “Just a reminder. Today is NOT National BBQ Day.”

It’s not. Even though I’ll be fixing a BBQ brisket. Because today is about family. About friends. About remembering. About living in freedom because people of honor sacrificed their lives for this country and its ideals. Don’t let ANYONE besmirch their memory, their sacrifice, or their honor.

To those who are or have served, thank you. To those of you with graves to decorate with the American flag, may you find comfort in the knowledge your loved one’s sacrifice was not in vain. To the world, why is peace so hard to achieve?

If you would like to help our returning service members, here’s the link for WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT. Please consider giving.

I’m proud to be an American. I’m proud to be the wife of a veteran. And I won’t apologize for that pride to anyone.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Lest We Forget

  1. Give Lawyer Guy our thanks. And a big hug, too.

    I second that sentiment that I am proud to be an American – in location and in spirit. I’m also proud of our servicemen. My husband was Army. My dad and brothers were Air Force. Thanks to all our men and women who serve and have served to keep this country free.

  2. bookwyrm217 says:

    I never say Happy Memorial Day (really? Happy and Memorial just don’t go together very well do they?) And I have no problem reminding people that it wasn’t the politicians, the journalists or the lawyers that gave, and continue to protect, our freedoms. It was the soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who do that and have for over 200 years. Both of our husbands shed their blood for that very reason. The day for us is usually one of just watching tv and waiting for the National Memorial Day concert on PBS. This years was great as usually, but it was sad to say Goodbye to Charles Durning, another WW2 vet. There are less than 2 million WW2 vets left, I believe. That isn’t many. Say thank you if you see one.

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