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Memorial Day Tribute
Sunday, May 28, 2017
By Rhonda Samuels Photography
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A Tribute to Memorial Day - The Ultimate Sacrifice

For many of us, this Memorial Day will be filled with family, friends,  sunshine, the beach, and backyard barbecues.  But for the families and friends who have lost loved ones as they were serving this great country we live in, it is a day of remembrance, sadness, and tears.  

I had a chance to visit Washington DC a year and a half ago.  Our trip was filled with friends, food (lots of food), lots of walking, history, museums, and memorials.  By far, the most memorable and surreal memorial we visited was Arlington Cemetery.  To see the hundreds and hundreds of white headstones was just mind-blowing and sad.  While we were there, we were able to watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  If you've never witnessed this before, I would highly recommend that you add it to your bucket list!  

As I sat waiting for the ceremony to begin, I couldn't help but think of all of the families who had a loved one who was represented there.  The Unknown Soldier.  It was completely silent.  Except for the clicking of the shoes as the soldier guarding the tomb walked back and forth in honor of his fallen brother.  They never take a break.  There is always someone on guard no matter the weather or circumstance.  It was an truly an honor to watch.  

So as we are celebrating a day off work and a day of celebrating with our friends and family, let's take a moment to remember those that made it possible for us to live in this great country and enjoy the freedoms that we have.  

I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  May we never forget! 

 

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