Our soldiers sacrificed their tomorrows for our todays.
It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. Our imagination plays a trick.
We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired.
But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives – the one they were living and the one they would have lived.
When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men.
They gave up everything for our country, for us.
And all we can do is remember.
To Do Today: On this Memorial Day Weekend – give thanks to those who gave their lives for the lives we live today.