This Memorial Day . . . A Salute to You!
While honoring all men and women (Heroes and Sheroes) who lost their lives while protecting this broken and crippled country, my prayers are with their loved ones. The ones left behind to mourn their absence. As this day has been dedicated to “Honoring,” I know what it’s like (and perhaps other parents do as well) to feel that unbearable pain of loss. No matter how many years it’s been it always seems like yesterday. There’s an intensifying depth of pain behind each loss. The pain of knowing you’ll no longer be able to . . .
see their smile; hear their laughter; hear their voice; feel their hugs; pick up the phone to call them; attend their events; take vacations with them; and all those beautiful things that make them special in this life.
We find ourselves in moments, realizing there are times we wanna tell them face-to-face, “I just love you to death.” And knowingly, it’s “death” that has them now. When the reality sets in, there’s comfort in finding that the love we’ve had together left behind a lifetime of happiness, and its existence is everlasting.
For those men and women who fought and lost their lives, it all comes down to the fact you are being missed. To our Heroes and Sheroes, so much toxicity has happened since you’ve left and we’re still fighting to save our lives from the effects of COVID19. No, we’ll never get over the journey of your fight to give us freedom, but we’re learning to get through it.
Fathers, mothers, lovers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins my heart is bleeding and breaking so from Me to You: I salute you, I salute you!
Everyone, the next time you see a Heroe or Sheroe (i.e, Warrior) please salute them. Having fought for us to sleep and ensuring our peace, warriors are on arms and knees clawing while finding their way back to us. Some have arrived home crippled and broken. There’s nothing in life like peace and harmony!
Photo courtesy of Toa-Heftia / Front Cover and Song link a product of Freda Payne; the lyrics “ Bring the Boys Home.” Father help us, help us all! Readers, I’ve supplied you have two different versions. Be aware, the viewings may be sensitive for some.