Proud Military Family-Image by Google Images
Most people who think of Memorial Day probably think about the millions of veterans who have fought for our country. But, Memorial Day is about more than *just* the veterans.
Memorial Day is, or should be about the ENTIRE Military Family, including parents, siblings, wives, children, neices, nephews, uncles, aunts, etc, all who are doing their part to support the soldier. No man is an island, no soldier fights alone. When he goes into battle, he takes with him the lessons, the morals, the ethics he learned, not only from his military training, but from his home life.
And these experiences, and the people who helped to shape these experiences should be honored too, as support staff to the soldiers carrying the artillery.
I believe the best thing we can do to support our military, and memorialize all those who have fought for this country, both on foreign and domestic soil, is to support the families of veterans just as much as we support our veterans.
Let's remember that today.
**Dedicated to my "Granddad" Bill, a WWII B-2 bomber pilot, who did far more good for his family, and for me off the battle field than he ever did on the battle field. Bill was diagnosed with ALS, and his wife Ronnie took care of him in their home, until she was diagnosed with cancer, undetected and untreated, as she focused all her attention on taking care of him.
She passed from cancer several years before he did. Neither one ever mentioning anything about the VA or the government. They didn't need them, they had each other.