For some of us- I am a Gold Star spouse- Memorial Day can be difficult-but early this AM SSGT Johnny Joey Jones ( the double amputee – SE Asia-often on Fox News)
reminded everyone that the 26 friends in his unit who died for us, would want us to celebrate all of our veterans this day, and be happy ,but yet never forget what Memorial Day is all about.
It should be a ‘happy’ day because of the freedom that so many insured us all to have.
I dont usually go to the local VA cemetery on Memorial Day-anymore – I had already been to their services and Fly over there many times- and it is Wonderful – the Bath NY VA is beautiful and the National Cemetery is stunning —-but I will go tomorrow, if not later today butwhen the crowd is gone. .I like to be alone when I go to my husband’s grave. He is why I am here and why my daughter became the best Vietnamese linquist in USAF, when she served.(She went to Vietnam with two of our Presidents in support of the Secret Service.)
Yesterday I took a brief local trip and was astonished at the many flags I saw on homes, businesses, telephone poles, everywhere—–this is rural NY and many dairies and potatoes farms, BUT also MANY veterans and many families with service members who have died ….. and many young local people just beginning their service to the great USA!
It IS a “Happy” day! This is my front deck-the dish on the porch roof is how I get here ( Hughes Gen 4 Satelittle)