Memorial Day has always just been a weekend at the lake for me. The kick-off to summer. And boy, do I love summer!! Such an exciting weekend. Then, when I was 28 years old, I went to Washington DC. Both of my Grandpas served overseas yet in all my 28 years, I never even paused to think of all the soldiers and their families that have sacrificed for our country on Memorial Day. Seeing these monuments and cemetery's, hundreds of thousands of stars, headstones, and names really struck a chord with me. Now, do I not only think about the sacrifices so many choose to make on Memorial Day, I think of them often in my day to day life. Thank you will never be enough, but it's all I've got.
(pictures from my trip to DC)