Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. But it’s more than that. Memorial day the day to remember those who have died serving our country.
I am humbled when I look upon these seemingly endless fields of white crosses. Each one represents a life cut short. Many of these crosses were young men with their whole lives in front of them.
This is the Normandy American Cemetery. Over nine thousand Americans are buried here. To put that in perspective that’s enough people to fill the Kodak theater, where they have the Oscars, nearly three times.
This is sacred ground purchased with the blood of young men. Take a long look at that picture again.
As I see these graves I’m reminded of this beautiful Epitaph first chiseled into stone in World War One.
“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”
May we live our tomorrows in remembrance of these and thousands of other Americans who died serving.