As for us, we'll have hamburgers on the (indoor) grill tonight, but we'll also take a few minutes this afternoon to go to the cemetery and place a flag on the headstone of my father-in-law, Robbie. He was a proud Marine veteran who fought in Vietnam. Robbie made it home from Vietnam, but he was never the same afterwards. And while I know that Memorial Day is supposed to be about the soldiers who actually died in service, I'm thinking of him today, and others like him... those who physically survived, but lost a big piece of their lives just the same.
We'll also be observing the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm.
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