On this Memorial Day I hold these men, and all the men and women who are and were so much braver than I can ever imagine anyone being, close to my heart in a loving and awe-struck way. I salute you with tears and a lump in my throat. I bless your memories with my prayers and my quiet moments stolen today to just appreciate the gift of being here and breathing.
There is not one thing wrong with barbecues and parties and celebrating with friends. I hope you all enjoy yours. Just take a moment sometime today to give a thought to the amazing men and women who have made it possible for all of us, with our priceless freedom, to wake up every day in a place where such happy gatherings are possible. And until our paths cross again, sleep well, my heroes. I send a kiss heavenward just for you.