For many Americans, Memorial Day means barbeques and picnics, camping and get-togethers. Memorial Day ushers in the summer season. Though it is filled with fun activities, the real purpose of the day is more somber, as we remember those who have given their lives in service for our country.
John's uncle died while serving in the Navy during the Korean War. His ship struck an enemy mine, and sustained great damage. Fifteen men died.
As I look at the grave marker, I realize that some of my children have lived longer than Eugene did. I think of what his passing meant for his parents, siblings, other relatives, and friends.
As you celebrate Memorial Day, do you remember a family member who gave his life for our country?
Thanks for those willing to serve.
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