For Memorial Day

Military Cemetery in Baker City, Eastern Oregon

This Memorial Day, let’s all take a moment to pause.

Yes, this is a day off for many – but let’s remember those who are overseas and who have served our country without question. This is more than some excuse to sleep in or get to that to-do list at home. This is a meaningful day in our year in which we are meant to observe.

Two years ago, I went with my then-fiance and his family to see his grandfather’s flag flown at the military cemetery in which he is buried. The sky was as blue as could be and the American flags flew high and proud that day. Seeing the families and men in uniform brought a joy to my heart and a gratitude like none other. I’ll never forget that experience with my family.

Though I didn’t get to know my husband’s grandfather very well, I have heard the stories and know he was a rare breed – a true cowboy and a man among men. He served our country in the Navy and raised a family I love dearly. We all love him and remember him.

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