Monday, May 30, 2011
Remember - Always
Here are four ways to remember those who deserve to be remembered always - not just on this Memorial Day holiday.
The first reminder that I offer is a view through the eyes of 1LT Rajiv Srinivasan, whose moving article, "A Soldier's Reflection for Memorial Day," appeared in Time magazine.
A Soldier's Reflection for Memorial Day
The second reminder is seen through my eyes as I attended the burial of Chief Warrant Officer Dennis Hay at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Resting Place of the Dead
The third reminder, again seen through my eyes, was the moving experience of family and friends sharing memories of 1st LT Rob "Sly" Seidel at the wedding of Socrates and Emily Rosenfeld.
In Memory of Robert "Sly" Seidel
A fourth way is to get behind one of the many excellent organizations that exist to support veterans and their families - by making a donation or donating time. Here are a few that I can personally vouch for:
The Wounded Warrior Project
Wounder Warrior Project Website
Team Red, White & Blue
Team Red, White & Blue Website
I am not sure how you and your loved ones and friends are spending your time on this holiday Monday. If you are reading this Blog, then you have an opportunity to pause and remember and offer prayers for those who gave their all - and for the families and comrades who live with the consequences of those sacrifices.
Remember - always.