Kristen came to my room for a morning chat. She asked if I was still going to the Memorial Day services? "Yes."
I told her of one place where there will be a canon salute used instead of rifles. "I want to see the 21 Gun Salute", I said.
(Seven persons each firing three rounds, 21 Gun Salute)
"I love to hear when Taps is played", I said.
"It's hard for me," she said, "It makes me want to cry."
(He is a veteran, but played Taps for many who had fallen during his tour)
"That is the reason why I go, it moves me and makes me want to cry; I don't ever want to forget and I don't ever want to be at a place where my heart is not moved."
At the memorial service the speaker read a "Just In Case" letter. It was written a couple of years ago by Jessie A Gibbons, a soldier, to his six year old daughter. Unfortunately, it was delivered.
"I will always be at our park when you dream, so we can play. And I hope someday you can understand why I didn't come home..."
I have a brother who served in the Army. He was stationed in Germany and thank the Lord, Victor returned home. Thank you, Big Brother. You are an American Hero. I love you.
God bless every one who served our country.
And, thank you for sharing this day with me.