I posted three seperate entries for Monday because I had such a beautiful weekend and wanted to share some of it with you.
But what I forgot to share were any thoughts on the actual holiday.
I have very limited experience with service to my country. My Dad was an Air Force veteran, but he rarely spoke about his time in Vietnam. Actually, the most I ever heard him say about it was when I was going to Washington DC for the first time and he asked me to look for some names on the Memorial for him.
When I got home he told me he'd like to go back to Vietnam some day, and said he'd bring me with him.
We never did make it there.
Freshman year of college I lived in a "learning service community," and had a volunteer job at the V.A. Even now at BHCHP I work with veterans every day.
Still, I think it's preachy and weird for me to tell you to remember our veterans. So I will let Ambulance Driver tell you instead. Please read this blog post he wrote about the holiday. It's worth it.