I hope that everyone is having a great Holiday today. I am chilling with my family as we grill out in the back. God has not blessed me with a man in my life yet, so I get invited to my sister's family gatherings.
I find the day as a whole, something that I look forward to every year. My daddy is a vet and served in the army during Vietnam and a few problems in the Middle East. (Those were not called wars since Congress did not deem them as such)
I love that this started around the time of the Civil War as a day to remember solders that did not make it home. I remember stories that my daddy told me of his friends that he did not get to return home with. He does not like to talk about it a lot but when he does, the stories are amazing. The things that the solders went through during that time, makes me even more proud to be an American.
One day I plan to go to Arlington and see the graves. I want to walk through the cemetery of those that made it home. Many bodies went MIA during the Wars due to many different factors.
I hope that you join me at 3 pm for the moment of Silence to remember those that lost their lives Serve the Country. I am amazed that it was only in 2000 the law was passed to remember the past and how it will shape our future.