A small flag fluttering in the morning breeze marks the place of young man????????s final resting place. An inscription tells a piece of his story ???????? Purple Heart, Marine, Iraq, KIA.
A few streets away a quiet house marks the home of an old man at rest. He was once like the young man, but his story is a not so easy to tell. He????????s in his 80????????s now, part of the Greatest Generation that made it home.
The young man was remembered as a hero; his mamma remembered a little boy playing army. The old man was also welcomed home as a hero; he cringed at the word.
The young man is remembered and honored for the life he gave; the old man remembers and honors the life others gave.
Both paid a price.
On this Memorial Day, let us remember both.
Have a great Monday. Thanks for letting me share!
p.s. Take 15 minutes today and remember all those who have served.