My drive to work for the last week has been donned with American flags. Its about 3 miles of American flags lining the way to work.
And it got me to thinking....
I stopped and bought a bunch of flowers.
And I stopped at the local cemetery and decorated graves that did not have flowers. And I said a little prayer for each person I left flowers for. It was a lot more emotional than I thought it would be. On the entrance to the cemetery they were giving out American flags if you were stopping at a grave of a Veteran. I ran inside to get a list of which graves were veterans because I was looking for graves of Veterans that had not been yet visited.
I left with a sense of clarity and calmness, I thanked them all for their service and sacrifice.
It so weird because I do not know what made me get this idea in my head. But it was good idea...
It will be my new Memorial day tradition.
I remember taking this picture at Arlington National Cemetery while choking back tears.... It humbles me all the lives sacrificed for this country.
Today we all remember.