|Boots and Bugle|
Painting by Irene S. Kierce
Both of my grandfathers served in World War I--one in Europe and the other on the Mexican border. They both came home. My mother and her five brothers served in World War II and the Korean War. They all came home. My father and his brother served in World War II. My father came home, but his brother did not. My brother served during the Vietnam era. He was a navigator/bombardier in an F-111 which was being tested in New Mexico. His plane crashed. He and the pilot died.
Memorial Day isn't about the beach or a great sale at the store. It's about the cost of our freedom. Please don't forget that.