Memorial Day Thoughts

Remembering

Since my father’s death, it has become our family tradition to gather at the Port Hudson National Cemetery for Memorial Day where my father was laid to rest. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Each year the American Legion Post 502 hosts the Memorial Day celebration at the National Cemetery in Port Hudson. This is a time for remembering and reflection. It is a time when our differences are forgotten, and we all come together to honor those who have served to protect our freedom. One of those freedoms is something as simple as allowing me to express my thoughts and share my photographs in this blog.

As I take my time to remember, I would like to thank the men and women who have served to protect our land and make America the greatest country in the world. I am deeply humbled by those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving of their lives. For that, I simply say thank you for your service and all that you gave.

For those who have never witnessed the reverence in which the military honors its fallen, there is nothing more humbling and emotional than a 21 gun salute and a lone bugler playing Taps. It is truly a moving experience.

“And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me” - Lee Greenwood

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