2011/05/27

Memorial Weekend – Memory Lane

DaGoddess @ 22:05

I was thinking about once again not being back in San Diego with LD, doing our regular Memorial Weekend thing. This is the second year we’re not participating in the dressing of graves out at Ft. Rosecrans and it sits heavy on my heart.

Going through my archives, I found the entry from 2008 and it gave me pause. I was struck by the conversation I had graveside with a total stranger and how we were able to just start talking; how we both felt an overwhelming sense of needing to be there. It’s hard to be here instead of there and not be doing…something. So, since last year, I’ve found a place where I can go to honor America’s military. I’ll be heading down to Boulder City. I hope you are also able to take a moment to pay your respects to those who have and who do serve in our military, including their families.

Have a very safe Memorial weekend and feel free to share your stories in comments or with a link to your post. And if you happen to run across a veteran, please give thanks and/or a hug or handshake. I guarantee you’ll make someone’s day.

2 Comments

  1. I thought about you and LD and dressing of the graves today. I expect he misses it as much as you.
    :flag: :flag: :flag: :flag: :flag:

    Comment by patti — 2011/05/29 @ 16:42

  2. :flag: :hug: :flag:

    I ended up too sick this weekend to go anywhere (still working this crap out of my system), but I did take great care to fill my day with endless amounts of patriotic viewing.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2011/06/01 @ 01:08

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